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Diwali: Lights of India features several hands-on activities including henna tattooing, spice mixing and flower mandala making, aromatherapy oils, roti making and cupcake decorating. Several food items will be available for tasting including vegetarian delights and a chai booth.
New to the festival is an art gallery showcasing Madhubani paintings and a workshop where participants can create their own works of art and add the phrase “Happy Diwali” in their first language. Guests may also partake in the traditional art form from Rajasthan that creates designs and printing on fabrics using wood blocks.
Among the several performances on the Armory stage will be the world-renowned Indian artist, Sanjib Bhattacharya, an accomplished Manipuri expert, Guru and highly regarded choreographer. Bhattacharya’s group Movements in Motion will present a dance act entitled “SAMARPAN.”