Madison Kirby Center Celebrates Diwali

Kirby Center students and parent Divya Kumar show off their diyas as they celebrate Diwali on Oct. 19. Credits: F.M. Kirby Children's Center

MADISON, NJ – Students at the Madison Area YMCA's F.M. Kirby Children’s Center celebrated the ancient Hindu festival of Diwali on Oct. 19. 

Preschoolers made their own diyas, traditional Indian oil lamps similar to a candle, and learned about the holiday from preschool parent Divya Kumar.

All students at the Kirby Center tasted burfi, a sweet and milky Indian candy, in mango, chocolate and plain flavors. 

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Diwali is an annual festival that "spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness or good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair," said the Kirby Center.

About the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center

The Kirby Center is an early childhood development center and a member of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance that provides childcare and curriculum-based early childhood education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, Young 5 students and kindergartners. 

For more information about the Kirby Center, located at 54 East St. in Madison, call 973-377-4945 or visit

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