Diwali

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Saturday, October 22
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Let’s gather together for one of the most celebrated holidays in Indian culture. Discover the meaning and rich traditions of Diwali by making a Diya lamp and enjoying music and dance. Diwali is one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

2021 Celebration highlights:

Making Diwali Sweets by Jayashree Panda (Pragnya)
Make Coconut Ladoos and Rose Rolls

 

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

This program was made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST EVENTS

Classical Bharatanatyam Dance

This celebration is created in partnership with the Museum’s South Asian Cultural Advisors

 

The museum is committed to promoting the region’s diversity through the Cultural Celebration Series so that families of all backgrounds can explore the many cultures and traditions in Silicon Valley. Cultural celebrations offer opportunities for building global awareness for people to explore and understand their cultural differences and similarities.

The series includes: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival,  Diwali Festival, Dia de los Muertos, Menorahs & Miracles, El Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos, Lunar New Year, Children of the Dragon, Proud of My Family, and Juneteenth.