First, it was their Chinese New Year celebrations, which we have been to a few times, and then this year, they started a Diwali Family Festival celebration to bring more awareness to the community about this celebration. In Malaysia, Diwali ( or Deepavali as we call it ) is a National Public Holiday, and Jaxon and I had spent a few days learning about it in school. So when I found out that they were doing this, I had to make sure we went by there.
I don't know why, but I was compelled to "printscreen" the page advertising the Festival - like, as if it was going to disappear and we would have no proof that it ever existed. :)
When I was a little girl and went on excursions/trips with my family, my dad would ask us to touch the walls as part of the experience. That was strangely fulfilling and memorable.
History, man. Like, woah.
The first thing that caught our eyes was the Rangoli Art in the courtyard.
It was a warm day, and I pretty much had sweat dripping off my forehead by the time we were done, but the girl on duty had hours yet to sit out there at her post.
There were a couple of rows of Diya lamps to usher us to the Festival.
And colorful decorations on the wall
Daddy even got into it by doing a craft with the little boy.
The little boy got really into the different stations, and even got to make his own cookie! AND there was authentic Indian food, ordered from a local Indian Restaurant
Hurray for the Old Jail Art Center!