The residents at a care home celebrated Diwali with crafts and delicious food.

The residents at Chalfont Lodge in Chalfont St Peter marked the Hindu festival Diwali on November 9.

Millions of people celebrated Diwali, the festival of light, in India and across the world on Sunday, November 12. 

The Chalfont residents created colourful patterned rangoli and lighting ‘diyas’, small oil lamps lit up to signify the triumph of good over evil.

A resident named Amanda said: “I love all of the different cultural events that we celebrate here, there’s always something going on. I especially like the religious festivals from other cultures and sampling the wonderful food. It makes me feel like I am travelling abroad!”

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The care home's head chef Zibi made traditional Indian dishes, including curries, spicy samosas, crispy bhajis and poppadum's with lime pickle and chutneys. 

For dessert the residents enjoyed Indian sweets such as laddoo and barfi. 

Diwali honours the goddess of wealth Lakshmi and the lamps help Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes.

General manager Raj Boodhoo said: “To celebrate Diwali at the home was fantastic, the colourful glow of the lamps created a very wonderful atmosphere and our chef made the most delicious dishes – everyone had a fantastic time.”