Learning by Doing: The Spirit of Festivals

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”- Confucius

A festival is a special occasion of feasting or celebration. We celebrate many festivals in our country. Some of these festivals have religious associations, some are associated with the harvesting of the crop and some festivals are celebrated throughout the country. All festivals are associated with celebration and provide entertainment. These celebrations offered a sense of belonging for religious, social, or geographical groups.

In order to enable students to appreciate what festivals are, name and describe the different festivals that are celebrated in India and to differentiate between national, religious and harvest festival an activity-oriented program was held at The Oxford School, Kollam on 03.12.2019. A wave of colours spread over the school as the students dressed in vibrant costumes criss-crossed over, depicting various festivals. The students served the teachers and friends the special foods as well that were bought by them based on the theme, festival.