Celebrate the ancient Festival of Lights
Diwali at the MFA celebrates an ancient Festival of Lights observed around the world by many cultures and religions. On Diwali, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains—some of the world’s oldest religions—light a diya (oil lamp) with family and friends, celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Enjoy music by Awaaz Do and dance performances with Chhandika and South Asian Nation, engage with members of Subcontinental Drift Boston for an open mic showcase, join a story hour and book signing, and much more. Tour the galleries exploring highlights from the collection of South Asian art, sketch in the galleries, and make art with artist and educator Sunanda Sahay.
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