Cannon Cultures Celebrates Diwali

Cannon Cultures is bringing celebrations of the world in forms of arts, music, food, literature, and displays. For the next few weeks we will be highlighting Diwali, the Indian New Year. It is called the Festival of Lights as the diyas (flames in small earthen pots) symbolize peace, prosperity, and knowledge that overcomes darkness, despair and ignorance.


Rangoli is an art form that you will see displayed in the Lower and Upper Schools. Symmetric designs are drawn and filled in with colored sand or flower petals. Rangoli symbolizes good luck and is generally showcased during auspicious occasions such as festivals, marriages, and other milestones. The Lower School will create unique pieces of art and the libraries will display stories on Diwali.


An Indian classical music group will be performing in the cafeteria on November 10 during normal lunch hours. The cafeteria will be serving a variety of Indian cuisine each Wednesday.

Cannon Cultures will organize gatherings at different ethnic restaurants throughout the year. Please join us for our first parent social on Friday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Chola’s Indian Grill, 10099 Weddington Ext. Road, Concord. There will be a $10 charge per person which will cover the cost of the food, and Cannon Cultures will pay the rest. This event is open to all Cannon parents. Please RSVP to Sheetal Patel-Thakkar by November 3. We hope to see you all there!

In December, Cannon Cultures will create displays on Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

Get involved! All Cannon parents are welcome to join the group at any time. Please contact Sheetal Patel-Thakkar.