Creation Station: Diwali, The Festival of Lights

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Diwali is a five-day celebration where clay lamps called diyas are lit to signify the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. There are several stories that are celebrated with the festival in different parts of India. No matter which legend you prefer—Rama and Sita’s return from exile, the goddess Lakshmi’s bestowment of luck, or Krishna’s defeat of the demon Narkasur—the day is about hope, family, friends, and joy. Join us in learning about some of the Hindu deities celebrated on this day, and create your own art projects to take home.

 

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.
 

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Sat 12 Nov 2016
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901

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