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Diwali: South Asian Festival of Lights

November 12, 2023

Celebrate with us! Burke Museum education partner Hindi Time Kids has planned an exciting all-ages event to teach visitors about the meaning and traditions of Diwali, a South Asian annual festival of lights celebrated in many parts of the world. The word ‘Diwali’ derives from Sanskrit language and means “a row of lights.” Diwali is a time for gathering with loved ones, celebrating life, and enjoying illumination of lights in the form of candles, kandil (lanterns), diya (clay lamps) and fireworks.

Activities include:
– Clay diya painting and decorations
– Wooden diya stencils and diya foam stickers to make Diwali cards
– Story time for children in Hindi about Diwali
– Taste Diwali food and sweets

Hindi Time Kids

Bellevue, WA

Hindi Time Kids is a language & culture enrichment program that teaches children outside South Asia how to communicate in Hindi and celebrate the South Asian culture in a fun & engaging way.