After social time, we had a lovely surprise. A group of ladies came to tell us about their Hindu festival of Light, Diwali and dance a Gujarati dance for us called the Garba. They were all dressed in the most beautiful saris in bold colours. They made two beautiful Rangoli patterns of coloured rice, flour, sand and chalk on trays, which Hindu ladies usually make at home and place on the floor by the door to welcome Lashki the goddess of wealth and prosperity into their homes. After their dance they invited ladies to join them and learn some dance steps. We had some technical problems at first and we nearly didn't have any music - thank goodness some clever person got the music system to work!
A lovely evening all round!