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India Day

Sunday, January 5, 2020

10:00am – 5:00pm

Join KID Museum, The India School, and Natananjali School of Dance to celebrate different cultural aspects and Visions of India. From Rangoli to coding, traditional dances to traditional music, and much more!

Purchase day-of at the front desk:
General Admission: $12 (includes 1 child and 2 adults)
KID Museum Members: FREE

All-Day Activities (included with admission)

Mumbai Rickshaw
Auto-rickshaws play an important role in Mumbai’s local transport scene. These three-wheel vehicles can carry up to 5 people and zip their way out through narrow lanes! Tackle the challenge of building a cardboard rickshaw while you learn how to use electric scroll saws at the same time.

Bandhani is a type of tie-dye method from India. The word Bandhani comes from the Hindi word Bandhan which means to bind or tie. Learn how to make Indian tie-dye using a simple Bandhani method with cotton or silk fabric.

Dal Mosaic
Dal is a staple food for people in India. Dal, which means ‘to split’ in Sanskrit, is made from split legumes like lentils, beans, and peas. Check out our colorful variety of dal at the KID Museum’s India Day, and use them to create mosaic artwork.

Rakhi Bracelets
Rakhi bracelet is usually made during the Raksha Bandhan festival, a festival that celebrates friendship and love between siblings. Learn how to weave and create your own traditional Rakhi bracelets using beads, red and gold color of threads.

Clay Diya
Diya is an oil lamp made of clay and often used for festivals such as Diwali and Kushti. Make your own Diya and add a circuit to light it up! ($2 additional fee for circuitry).

Write your name in Hindi
Hindi is a language that is widely spoken in India. Familiarize yourself with the Hindi alphabet and learn how to write your name in Hindi.

Kolam or Rangoli: Traditional making, collaborative building
Kolam is an Indian mural intricately drawn using natural materials such as powdered rice, colored sand or flower petals. It is constructed around a grid pattern of dots or geometrical lines. Traditionally, women draw Kolam in front of their houses as a daily ritual. Kolam is also known by other names in India as Rangoli, Alpona, and Muggulu. Learn how to create your own Kolam to take home.

Cricket to Coding
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game brought by the British to India in the 1700s. This popular sport is played by kids everywhere there is a field. As the digital era is happening, coding is also now gaining the same popularity among the kids in India. Learn how cricket is played through a simple coding activity, and experiment how you can write your own code.

Performance Schedule

1:00 PM: Dance Performances by Natananjali School of Dance Bethesda
2:00 PM: Dance Performances by India School students
2:30 PM: Traditional Live Music Raga
3:00 PM: Dance Performances by Natananjali School of Dance Bethesda