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Feeling the Diwali Festive Season Spirit

By October 16, 2009

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Diwali lanterns for sale.
Diwali lanterns for sale.
Sharell Cook

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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October 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm
(1) nicki18229 says:

Sharell, This week for me was kind of bummer with employer not wanting to work with me so that I can go back to school so I was feeling stressed sad kind of like you were while back. Well reading this up lifted me into better mood it go me in festival mood even though I don’t live in India just hearing about this festival got me in better mood!!!! Thank you very much for sharing this with us. I would love to celerbrate it here in the states where I live I just might go out nd buy some little lither candles and oil lamp and celerbrate it here at my house.

October 19, 2009 at 3:39 am
(2) goindia says:

Hi Nicki, I’m so glad this helped you feel a little better. I hope you did celebrate. I like lighting candles even when it’s not Diwali. They always help lift my mood. :-)

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