Diwali lanterns for sale.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is here. All the noise and chaos of the festive season in India does get a bit tiring after a while. Somehow, all the tiredness has magically disappeared though. I feel so enlivened.
To celebrate Dhanteras (the first day of the Diwali festival) yesterday, I went shopping for a new outfit and decorated the apartment with lanterns, lights, and candles. I also placed a bright rangoli sticker on my door step. These stickers are fabulous inventions for those who don't have the time (or skill, like me!) to make traditional rangoli designs out of colored powder.
Each of the five days of Diwali means something different, with the main celebrations taking place tomorrow, October 17, 2009. Expect lots of fireworks and loud noise!
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