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Happy Diwali!

November 13, 2012

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I am so fortunate to be in India during festival season.  It’s been so much fun to learn about the many holidays and religious traditions here.  Today is Diwali, the annual “festival of lights” in India. It’s the biggest festival of the year and celebrated all over India, but in many other countries as well, including Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Fiji, and Singapore.

It has been so amazing to watch the city and my neighborhood come alive with colorful lights over the last few weeks, not unlike Christmas in the States, there are pretty lights everywhere!  There are also lots of candles given as gifts and traditionally you dress up and eat lots of sweets on Diwali, which I certainly plan to do.  I bought my first sari for the occasion and am very excited to wear it.

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