Diwali Online

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Saturday 14 November 2020 | online
Family fun

Celebrate the lunar festival, Diwali, from home with stories, activities and more to enhance your family's celebrations. 

Activities and resources will be available online from mid-November.

To celebrate Diwali the National Maritime Museum is releasing a whole host of resources to add to festivities at home. 

Stories from Peter Chand

Light comes in many forms; the light of creativity, or of a flickering lamp, the glow of stars, or the light of kindness perhaps.  Peter shares two magical Indian stories about light and wishes everyone who hears them  a very Happy Diwali.

Craft activities to try at home

Artist, Meera Chauda, has created craft activities for families to do at home to celebrate the festival of light.

Make a Rangoli decoration

Make a Diwali lantern

Explore connections between London's docks and India

Meet Raj Fernandes, a dockworker living and working in London in the nineteenth century. Learn about the cargoes brought into London, the pay and working conditions along the docks, and Raj’s own story of life in London as a Lascar and the diverse communities he lived amongst in sailor town.

Explore connections between Greenwich and India

Delve into the collection and discover objects relating to India in the Museum's collection.

Moon Gazing

Try your hand at Moon gazing with the Royal Observatory. Follow the advice in this video to get closer to our neighbour, the Moon. 

Participate and Share

This Diwali we are asking families to share their Diwali recipe! 

Do you have a recipe that your family prepares every year? Send it in, with an image and sentence about why it is you like to cook this particular dish for Diwali, and add it to our online recipe hub for others to see.

Send them in to kcassels@rmg.co.uk 

Suitable for all ages and abilities

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