ACM Celebrates: Deepavali

Organised by: Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Date:
    22 - 24 Oct 2022
  • Venue:
    Asian Civilisations Museum
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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an array of programmes and activities at ACM. Learn about the traditions associated with Deepavali through online videos and onsite programmes. Contribute to creating a rangoli artwork, try your hand at making a themed tea-light holder, and learn how to prepare popular Deepavali dishes. Or join our docents on guided tours to learn about the Hindu objects in our collection!

Community Rangoli
22−23 October
ACM Lobby

Try your hand at traditional rangoli art and learn why it is a part of Deepavali decorations by contributing to the creation of a large rangoli in ACM's lobby. Visitors will be able see the rangoli on display at the museum from 24 to 28 October

Suitable for visitors aged 6 and above.

Today We Celebrate: Deepavali
24 October
Online, on ACM's Facebook page

Learn about why and how Deepavali is celebrated in this informational video. Mr K Sengkuttuvan, a member of the Hindu Endowments Board and the Inter-Religious Organisation, explores the importance of the Deepavali festival and some of the ways it is celebrated in Singapore.

Drop-in Craft: Peacock Tea-lights
24 October
Foyer, L2

Celebrate Deepavali by creating your own pretty peacock tea-light candle embellished with layers of feathers made of air-dry clay! Make it part of your home decor at this fun, family-friendly drop-in craft activity.

Suitable for visitors aged 6 and above.

What's Cooking?
Deepavali Cooking Demonstration with Inderpal Singh
24 October
Discovery Room, Basement*
Register at https://deepavalicookingdemo.peatix.com

Join chef and foodie Inderpal Singh (@mr.singh.eats) at this festive cooking demonstration! Get in the festive mood by learning how to create two popular Deepavali dishes. Pick up tips-and-tricks from a seasoned chef and discover why these dishes are cooked for the festival.

*Visitors with mobility issues may not be able to access this venue. Please take note before purchasing a ticket for this event.

Deepavali Guided Tour
24 October
11.30am and 2.30pm
ACM Lobby
Register at https://deepavaliguidedtour.peatix.com

Join our docents on this special guided tour of ACM galleries, which will focus on objects related to Hinduism and Deepavali.