5. Sohan- a pistachio cookie
6. Senjed- a fruit of the lotus tree
7. Sehk- coins
There are other things on the table too; a mirror, candles, colored eggs, water, and goldfish. Each thing on the table represents something good for the coming year- new life, health, prosperity, and happiness.
Information like this can easily be introduced and discussed in your classroom; it may even be possible to include the parents’ intake on how their family celebrates the holiday. I have also noticed that most holidays celebrate the seasons which can also be incorporated into your curriculum.
I found the celebration Rasksha Bandhan in India very interesting; it is a celebration of brothers and sisters.