DIWALI, all my Indian friends must have a smile on their faces at this name but for my foreign (firangi) friends this might be gibberish!
India is all lit up and decorated as a bride these days. Glowing diyas and candles, fireworks, loads of yummy sweets (ummmm.....MOM!!!) and nice gifts. That's all that comes to mind during Diwali.
I have got a week off for Diwali, but as usual, I haven't touched a book! I (actually the whole family) am really busy in decorating the house, helping mum, loads of crazy shopping sprees, saying sorry to dad for the big hole in his pocket and wishing friends and family!
Okay, for all those who do not know about the festival, I quote from Wikipedia coz I am not really very good about the technical and "actual" definition!
Deepavali, or Diwali is a major Indian festival, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. Many legends are associated with Diwali. Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe as the "Festival of Lights," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being.To know more, please click here- it will take you to Wikipedia!
And now, to all my friends- A VERY HAPPY DIWALI!
I'm gonna have loads of fun!! But am not burning crackers this year. And it is not because of dad or mum or teachers. It's because of the devastating news I have been reading in newspapers these days. And mum and dad are certainly happy with me. I'm having loads of sweets....my favorite- kaaju ki barfi!
I am now going off to help bro put the lights. There's too much ruckus in the house to write more right now! But before going, I made a sketch for diwali, I've included it below and
HAPPY HAPPY DIWALI!
May the diyas and lights, enlighten your lives too :)