Become immersed in the cultural traditions of one of the most celebrated holidays in the South Asian culture at the museum’s seventh annual Diwali: Festival of Lights. This festival of joy, splendor, and happiness is one of the most celebrated festivals in Hinduism and is also observed by Sikhs, Jains, and Newar Buddhists.
Each day will be kicked off with a thunderous Dhol dance.
Visitors will enjoy celebrating and learning about the Indian culture by:
- molding Diya lamps
- sampling traditional sweets like burfi and other delicious treats
- enjoying folktales
- making henna tattoos
- creating rangoli designs
- and being captivated by classical and contemporary dance.
Guests will be inspired watching a Rangoli design and then expressing their own creativity with hands-on art activities.
The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. It’s an opportunity to pause and be grateful, make special memories with family and friends, and share traditions celebrated by so many.
WHEN: Oct. 19 & 20, 12 noon to 4 p.m.