Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Diwali

I'm spending the day with the parents enjoying lots of home made food and of course a few fireworks with the munchkins later.

What is Diwali You ask?

Diwali or Dīpāvali (Sanskrit: a row of lamps[1]) is a significant festival in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and an official holiday in India.[2] Adherents of these religions celebrate Diwali as the Festival of Lights. They light diyas—cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oil—to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.

On the day of Diwali / Deepavali, many wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks.

Hope you're all having a great weekend Diwali or not !

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