Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Welcome to the Festival of Lights...

The Indian holiday of Diwali marks the Hindu New Year (in the lunar calendar), the beginning of winter, honors the victory of good over evil, and the power of bright over dark.  This year it begins on November 3rd but the main festivities begin on the 5th.  Diwali, or Deepavali as it is called by some traditions, is a family holiday that involves celebrating with friends, eating special sweets, and setting off fireworks.  Happy Diwali to our friends from South Asia, wherever their travels may find them.

UPDATE TO ADD: Try the Ladoo, it's to die for...yummy!