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Family Day: Diwali, The Festival of Lights

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Diwali is one of India’s major holidays, celebrated every year in late October or early November. It is a time of renewal and new beginnings, and families celebrate by cleaning their homes, wearing new clothes, and eating their favorite meals. The festival’s name comes from the clay lamps that are lit outside of homes to symbolize the victory of good over evil.

Join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights with art-making and games. Admission to our new exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place will also be free and open to the public.  Asia Society members receive early access from 12 pm – 1 pm, with general public admission starting at 1 pm.


Presented by India Cultural Center (ICC):

  • Sari-tying
  • Rangoli demonstration
  • Clay diyas
  • Lanterns

Other Activities

  • Block printing
  • Coloring activity
  • Mancala
  • Parcheesi
  • Stick puppet creations

Please check back for updates and a schedule of the day’s events.


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

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Event Details

Sat 21 Oct 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Asia Society members receive early access from 12pm – 1pm, with general public admission starting at 1pm. Free and open to the public.