Diwali is the Festival of Lights celebrated around the world! It comes from the word Deepavali meaning “row of lamps.” This festive holiday is traditionally celebrated for five days, each day honoring a different belief or legend. Families and friends around the world celebrate with bright diyas, colorful rangoli, and tasty sweets. Join in the festivities as we explore the sights, sounds and spirit of this holiday.
11:30 Aniketa and Moumita's Kathak Group: See elementary school age children perform this traditional style of dance from India
1:00 Storytime: Join us for this interactive storytime with educator and founder of Bharat Babies, Sailaja Joshi.
2:00 Storytime: Join us for this interactive storytime with educator and founder of Bharat Babies, Sailaja Joshi.
2:30 Kathak Dance with Chhandika: Enjoy a performance and demonstration of Kathak Dance.
3:30 Kathak Dance with Chhandika: Enjoy a performance and demonstration of Kathak Dance.
Drop- In Activities
Rangoli. Traditional rangoli are made with colored powders on the ground. At this activity, we'll provide papers cut into the shapes found in rangoli designs. You'll arrange the shapes to create you're own design to take home!
Make a Diya. Make your own light out of recycled materials to celebrate the holiday and prepare for the dark winter months.
Make a Lantern. Diwali is a festival of light! Make and decorate your own lantern and hang it in the museum!