Diwali Celebration – Saturday, November 2, 2019 5-8:30pm
The festival of Diwali, perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals, is celebrated throughout India, as well as by Indian communities throughout the world. “The festival of lights” is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The Kimberton Waldorf School has been celebrating this festival for the last 10 years. Over the years the celebrations have grown in richness, size and community participation. This year too, the festival will again be celebrated in its true spirit with our KWS community, family and friends.
The evening will once again bring you an amazing evening of food, fun and nourishing celebration. Come enjoy delicious and exotic culinary delights lovingly prepared using traditional home recipes. The rich cultural program will include a welcome ceremony, cultural activities such as Rangoli designs (floor decorations), Mehandi (henna) painting, decorating and lighting of traditional clay lamps, chanting Shanti Mantras (prayers for peace), and finally, an Indian Cultural Program by students and friends. We will finish the evening with a fantastic firework display.
The colors, fragrances, flowers, Rangoli, Indian attire, music and dance will fill your senses and immerse you in to a very rich and old Indian Culture and transport you to an enchanting world.
- Mark your calendars. November 2, 2019. Come dressed in your most festive attire.
- We will need support with food preparation, set up, serving, and cleanup and would love you to join our enthusiastic team. Sign-Up Genius for volunteers coming soon.
This event takes place in the HS gym at Kimberton Waldorf School. Donations will be accepted at the door to cover expenses of the event. Suggested donation $10.