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Saturday, October 25, 2014
The festival of Diwali, perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals, is celebrated throughout India as well as in 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 6 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 by the KWS community, family and friends
Through the collaborative efforts of our Festivals Committee, Food For Thought Program, our Diversity Committee and a devoted group of our families who are native to India, we 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, a wonderful array of Classical Music and Dance Performances by students, parents and friends. We will finish the evening with a fantastic firework display.
The colors, fragrances, flowers, rangoli, Indian attire, music, dance will fill your senses and immerse you into a very rich and old Indian Culture and transport you to an enchanting world. Do not miss this fabulous event, which is perhaps one of the largest community events at our school.