Diwali: South Asian Festival of Lights

Photo: Courtesy Hindi Time Kids
Photo: Courtesy Hindi Time Kids

Date & Time

Sunday, November 12
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This event is in the past.


Included with Admission



East Classroom, Lower Lobby

Burke Museum
4303 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking


Celebrate with us! Burke Museum education partner Hindi Time Kids has planned an exciting all-ages event to teach visitors about the meaning and traditions of Diwali, a South Asian annual festival of lights celebrated in many parts of the world. The word ‘Diwali’ derives from Sanskrit language and means “a row of lights." Diwali is a time for gathering with loved ones, celebrating life, and enjoying illumination of lights in the form of candles, kandil (lanterns), diya (clay lamps) and fireworks.

Activities include:

– Clay diya painting and decorations 

– Wooden diya stencils and diya foam stickers to make Diwali cards

– Story time for children in Hindi about Diwali

– Taste Diwali food and sweets

About Hindi Time Kids

Hindi Time Kids is a language & culture enrichment program that teaches children outside South Asia how to communicate in Hindi and celebrate the South Asian culture in a fun & engaging way.

Founded by Wasfee Vazir, Hindi Time Kids is a 100% woman-owned business headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. 

Visit the Hindi Time Kids website for more information. Learn more.



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