Celebrate Diwali: Festival of Lights Himalayan Heritage
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000 Price: Standard Tickets: $19.00 Member Tickets: $15.20
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Immerse yourself in Indian culture on one of the most celebrated days in the Hindu calendar. Celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, with elders from India Home.
An official holiday in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and other countries, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. During the festival, people light up their houses and shops with diyas, small cup-shaped oil lamps made of baked clay.
At the Rubin’s celebration, India Home elders will present a traditional diya dance from India and work with attendees to create intricate rangoli (geometrical designs) out of colored sand and flowers as a gesture of welcoming all.
About the Presenter
India Home is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the Indian and larger South Asian senior citizen immigrant community. Started in 2007 by a group of healthcare professionals, India Home provides social, psychological, recreational, and spiritual services in a culturally sensitive environment.Buy tickets/get more info now