Yesterday was Diwali, which is the Indian festival of lights! It is also the observance of good over evil and is celebrated with clay lamps lit, sweets eaten, and in the company of those you love.
Diwali literally translates to “row of lamps” and so it is customary to light clay lamps along your pathway, in and around your home.
Since it was our first Diwali in our new home, REB and I celebrated! We had some delicious food for dinner, some sweets (I made his favorite – homemade kheer [Indian rice pudding] and we bought Jalebi (jah-lay-bee) [Indian version of a funnel cake]) and we lit some clay lamps outside! :)
Here are some scenes:
I hope you all have a wonderful year full of light, joy and happiness!