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CDMs Diwali: Festival of Lights

Second Annual Diwali Festival of Lights - November 10 & 11, 2012

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is proud to present the Second Annual Diwali Festival of Lights on November 10 & 11, 2012. The event is designed to engage the entire community in activities reflective of South Asian traditions. Each day emcees from Radio Dehotties will lead visitors on a delightful journey of moving and colorful performances including a kuchipudi classical solo by the reknowned award winning artist Sindhu Ravuri. Visitors can participate in a Dandia demonstration, be captivated by a classical dance, and wowed with the vivid colors of a fashion show. Throughout the Museum guests can watch a Rangoli design come to life, sample traditional sweets, hear folktales, and engage in art activities that reflect diverse facets of the culture.

In addition, children learn to make Diwali diya lamps and Dandia Sticks, hear stories about Diwali, and help create colorful decorative chalk rangoli designs in the portico outside the Museum. Children’s Discovery Museum is committed to promoting the culture and diversity of our region. Diwali festivities join a host of other cultural events at the Museum such Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos, a Latino celebration; Chinese Lunar New Year; and the Children of the Dragon Vietnamese heritage festival. Through exploring the traditions of Diwali with the community, Children’s Discovery Museum provides families of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about the rich fabric of culture and traditions in Silicon Valley.

 

ABOUT CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF SAN JOSE

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose has been ranked by Child Magazine as one of the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. and selected by the London Observer as one of the top 5 science centers in the world. Since opening its doors in 1990, CDM has welcomed over 5 million visitors and has offered new interactive exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta, and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, interactive exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations, while programs such as BioSITE and Discovery Youth provide facilitated, focused, and sustained learning. For more information about the Museum, visit www.cdm.org.

Children’s Discovery Museum is committed to promoting the culture and diversity of our region. Diwali festivities join a host of other cultural events at the Museum such Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos, a Latino celebration; Chinese Lunar New Year; and the Children of the Dragon Vietnamese heritage festival. Through exploring the traditions of Diwali with the community, Children’s Discovery Museum provides families of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about the rich fabric of culture and traditions in Silicon Valley.

A full schedule will be available online at www.cdm.org.