Diwali at The Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum
11th November 2023

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Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning ‘rows of lighted lamps’. It is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Our celebrations are a chance for people of all ages and cultures to learn about and get involved with the spirit of the festival.

It starts when the doors open at 1oam and we’ll have a series of workshops for families throughout the day. Details to come soon.

Then, at 6pm, we get the party started, kicking off with a performance from the Rakesh Joshi Trio. Rakesh is a maestro harmonium player, keyboardist and singer who plays captivating Indian raga and folk music.

We’ll also have a performance from Dhol Drummers before DJ Ravi Apnabeat hits the decks to spin tunes until closing at 10pm.

There’ll also be snacks and light bites provided by Hungamaa and it’s all free! However, booking is required to secure your spot for the evening’s festivities.

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