The kick-off at WHS’ Holly Days season of events with a celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights to watch dances before returning to the historical society for a wide range of family activities, and Indian snacks to celebrate the beginning of a joyful season. Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year which over the centuries, has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians throughout the diaspora regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport, Saturday, November 3rd, 3-5 pm. Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under. $5 for student (with ID). Reservations are recommended, register online at westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.
Dance and costume performances will be held at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Branson Hall, 75 Church Lane, Westport followed by a celebration and activities at Westport Historical Society.