Sunday, October 15, 2006

Diwali lights

Diwali lights are springing up all over town. Its starting to feel festive. The roads are packed, everyone is advertising a sale and people are buying in full force. Now I need to start making my list of people to whom I must give Diwali sweets (and of course cash) to! Posted by Picasa


Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

We're going once again to our local Dewali next Sunday - I love my friends' kids' (well, university age now) dances.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Be sure to add me to your list ;-)

What is Diwali? Maybe you've written it below so I'll have to check.

10:17 AM  
Blogger slaint said...

diwali is sort of like christmas in many ways. people give gifts to their loved ones, but also they give cash to their employees, guards of the building, lift men, garbage men, post men/women, etc. No one is shy about asking for this money either - if you "forget" to pay them, they will come knocking on your door for their share!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Nice photo of lights! It does sound like Christmas - at least no one gets their feelings hurt or sits around thinking, I gave you a present so where's my present.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

:) wonderful mood! eat more sweets on my behalf!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Thanks for the explanation!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

This is lovely. Are the diwali lights shown here put there by the city or are they people walking around?
Is Diwali a long festival or just on one particular day just like Christmas?

4:18 PM  
Blogger slaint said...

oh god no! the city can't even take care of potholes in the roads, much less put up decorations. Anything that is nicely done in this city seems to be done by the public!! Some neighborhoods will collect money and put up decorations for their neighborhood, but there aren't any govt sponsered decorations that I know of - not like in the West where are the streets are decorated by the city/state.

5:39 PM  

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