Many schools in Dubai take two days off for students and parents to celebrate India’s Diwali festival with their families. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (October 24-25). Combined with free periods on Saturdays and Sundays, this means her four-day weekend for students at these schools.
Diwali fairs are also held in some schools and curricular institutions outside of India operating on Monday 24th October have Diwali-related activities where children can participate in their national dress on that day.
Michael Guzder, Vice President – Education, GEMS Education:
“His GEMS school in India is scheduled to take a break for his Diwali festival this Monday, October 24th. Diwali, commonly known as the Festival of Lights, brings together family and friends to celebrate together. Most Indian schools have just finished their first semester exams, so students and parents relax and enjoy the long weekend, visit friends and celebrate festivals together. “
According to Lalitha Suresh, Principal of GEMS Our Own Indian School, “Diwali (Festival of Lights) is celebrated in every Indian home with lights, sweets, new clothes, and rangoli. , celebrate Diwali the day before our students wear colorful dresses and participate in special gatherings. Older girls participate in rangoli competitions between houses, draw our beautiful designs on the floor, and Join staff to fill them with colored powder. Candy boxes are distributed to all staff and schools usually enjoy a two-day holiday to celebrate Diwali with their families. A festive spirit is felt throughout the school as staff exchange homemade sweets and Diwali delicacies in the staff room.”
Zubair Ahmad, COO of Springdale’s School Dubai, affirms: So I have mentioned this to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in my annual planner submitted to the Emirati Education Authority. We take culture very seriously at our facility. This is an integral part of moral education lessons in schools and is not limited to learning from textbooks. Being an overseas school with an Indian curriculum, we are committed to preserving our culture through such important festivals while of course respecting the sensitivities of the country in which we live.”