Saturday, October 28, 2017

Diwali - Light, Love and Laughter




      Hope you all had a great week and great Diwali for those who celebrate. This year Diwali fell in mid of the week. After coming back with kids from there after school activities, I was running late but had already done some preparation for a few things, a few days back. In India, Diwali is a holiday, and here in the USA, it's a regular weekday.


      But I just could not let go the joy of lighting diyas with my family,  relishing good food and decking up for Diwali dress. I made a festive dinner and lighted diyas with my kids. This year I successfully avoided refined flour and white sugar. Didn't felt must of a  difference. On the weekend, we had one lovely dinner with old friends and another at our place with some new friends. Loved the lighting, the laughs and sharing food with old and new friends.
      Presenting you a little bit of our Diwali celebration. I am wearing a light pink sharara with gota work accessorized with bangles. Hope you all enjoy the post. And have a spooky Halloween as well, can't wait to hear your stories.


35 comments:

  1. Wow! Thank you for sharing some aspects of this Holiday with us. I knew nothing about it other than the name and some of the people who celebrate it. Hope that it was a joyous time for your and your family.

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  2. Spending time with family is always a good idea! I love going back home just for the dinners all together. Sounds like you had a lovely time!

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  3. I hope you enjoyed your celebrations! I always love hearing about celebrations and holidays of other cultures. Its kind of a shame you don't get to have the day off as a holiday for it but I am so glad you still get to celebrate it with your family!

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  4. Though living outside India we dont get that Diwali feel but every year we do the celebrations and prayer in the same way we used to do back in India.

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  5. I can avoid flour because I am gluten free, but sugar - that is my struggle. I have way too much in my life!

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  6. Hope you enjoyed the Diwali celebration! I've never heard of it until now. Can't wait for Halloween as well!

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  7. Diwali brings so much fun, food and family time. I am glad you had an amazing time. Nice pictures.

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  8. I don't know much about Diwali and how it's celebrated so it's nice to be able to read posts like yours. It's such a beautiful holiday.

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  9. Happy belated Diwali and Happy new year! We don't celebrate as such but in a way we do when our neighbors do. Brings us all together at the end.

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  10. This is a holiday I knew nothing about. But I'm so glad that you shared it with us! I hope it was everything and more that you and your family look forward to.

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  11. So glad that you had a beautiful and traditional Diwali. We had a good one too here in Dubai

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  12. So glad you had a wonderful holiday! It is great to be with family celebrating.

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  13. I had never heard of Diwali before reading this. It sounds like a very lovely holiday and tradition.

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  14. Diwali is a festival of lights and we celebrate it every year. Of course, in India, it's more fun but even if we are ovearseas, we still try and have as much fun as we can.

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  15. I haven't heard of this holiday before! Sounds like a fun event! I would love to take my kids to see a festival of lights!

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  16. I have never heard of Diwali. I would love to learn more about why you celebrate it? Does it resemble a holiday we celebrate in the US?

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  17. Thank you for sharing this beautiful Diwali celebration with us. I love learning about new cultures.

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  18. Awesome celebration, i love family time where all the family gets together and laugh and have fun!

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  19. Is Diwali big where you live? Of course, in India it is a massive event. I remember when I was living in the US. Diwali parties were really good too.

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  20. It sounds like you made it a wonderful and memorable time. Yes, here in the US, it is not celebrated nation wide but you don't need everyone to celebrate to be able to do so yourself!

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  21. I love that last photo with the petals and lanterns. It is so gorgeous!

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  22. Hope you had a good one! I really enjoyed celebrating Diwali this year in office! It was fun! :)

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  23. I have never heard of the Diwali celebration before. It sounds like a great opportunity to spend time with the whole family. Thanks for sharing your experience and the information.

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  24. Beautiful lights, It was fun here too, we had made some beautiful home made lights and decorated our home.

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  25. I had the opportunity to photograph a Diwali party when we lived in NC a few years ago, and it was so fun to get to experience another culture for a night. It was such a beautiful event.

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  26. This is such a great way to celebrate diwali together with our family. and it sounds like you had a great memorable time.

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  27. It's so amazing that instead of bring miles away from our motherland you are celebrating the festivities with equal zeal even when you are getting slightest leisure time from your busy work schedule..

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  28. I have never heard of diwali before. I should try this out with my family. It will be surely be a great memory.

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  29. Could you introduce me your Diwaly celebration, since it's totally new to me? And are those colorful handmades lights? They look so fabulous. Looking forward to your response.

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  30. As I have a strong catholic root, Diwali sounded always strange to me because I heard that it is a feast that celebrate a king's death. Even though I would llove to be in India during this festival

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  31. Being away makes celebrations so much more precious.. glad you had a wonderful Diwali

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  32. Happy Diwali~ In Singapore, people who celebrate put sparklers and had gatherings in the neighbouring park! And yes, I do see loads of light, laughter and definitely love!

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  33. This sounds like a great holiday! Thanks for sharing a little bit about it with us.

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