The presenters highlight the important traditional customs connected to the Hindu Festival of Light, Diwali, which marks the return of Lord Rama. We see families painting Rangoli patterns on their doorstep and placing candles around the home. A group of female dancers in traditional dress perform a stick dance and teach a sequence of moves accompanied by sticks and drumming.

This clip is from:
Bitesize Primary, Celebration
First broadcast:
29 January 2010

This clip could be used in a PE lesson within a topic on world religions or as a dance from another culture. The dancers demonstrate co-ordination of steps and timing with the use of sticks. Teachers can use this to focus on the importance of working together as a group and keeping in time with others within the group.