Diwali - Festival of Lights
The Hindu Festival of Diwali usually falls in October or November each year.
Diwali is a celebration of good versus evil or light against dark which is why it is also known as the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated by people of different faiths in India and around the world. Family and friends gather to share food, unite in worship and light up homes with rows of oil lamps and diyas.
Diwali is unarguably one of India's biggest festivals, celebrated over a span of 5 days.
Our interactive workshops shine a light on Diwali and it’s wonderful traditions which we link to dance and history.
Children hear and act out the mythological story of Rama & Sita as well as taking part in a prayer dance "Dance to the Lights" and a Bollywood Diwali dance. Children can listen to the dhol drums, handle authentic Indian artefacts, dress up and create arts and crafts to show the light within us all.
Children build on their natural enthusiasm for movement to music and develop skills of coordination and teamwork.