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Jul 8, 2024

Building Far and Wide Summer Camp

Join a group of future engineers for a week filled with activities to get kids moving, building, designing and thinking! Campers will enjoy tremendous freedom...

Jul 8, 2024

Around the world in 80 days (or less) Summer Camp

Without ever stepping foot on a plane, campers will “travel” the world, learning about foods, games, and traditions along the way. In Mexico we’ll make...

Diwali (Festival of Lights)

November 12, 2023

is the Hindu festival of lights with its variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar months of Ashvin (according to the amanta tradition) and Kartika—between around mid-September and mid-November. The celebrations generally last five or six days.

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that's also enjoyed by non-Hindu communities. For instance, in Jainism, Diwali marks the nirvana, or spiritual awakening, of Lord Mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C.; in Sikhism, it honors the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru, was freed from imprisonment. Buddhists in India celebrate Diwali as well.
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