Diwali – Festival of Lights
with Hindu Temple Flushing
Oct 26 2019
Please join us for our annual family-friendly Diwali Celebration with Hindu Temple Flushing.
Program of Events:
11:30am – 12:30pm:
Hands-on Diya (clay lamp) painting workshop for children:
Children of all ages are invited to participate in a free hands-on art/coloring workshop inspired by Deepãvali – and take them home! All art materials will be provided.
1 – 2:30pm:
A display of Deepãvali Festivities:
Live Nagaswaram Performance (Divine Instrumental Music) and Community Garba and Dandiya.
Deepãvali or Diwali, is the “Festival of Lights” to illuminate the darkness of the New Moon occurring during October – November. Deepa in Sanskrit means “light” and Ãvali means “row” and so, Deepãvali means “a row of lights”. These lights are usually festively decorated earthen / clay lamps lit with oil and wick. This is one of the few festivals observed by all Hindus, Sikhs and Jains not only throughout India, but all over the world, thereby making this a truly unifying festival.
All are welcome!