So after last year’s lull, Diwali is back with a bang! Quite literally, the ban on firecrackers notwithstanding.
The Diwali celebrations started off with a Diwali mela in our society on the weekend preceding Diwali. The next couple of days went in meeting our relatives who stay nearby and exchanging Diwali sweets. We also got to meet the new baby in the family, who had come to India for the first time.
Diwali usually means some frantic house cleaning but since we our house was painted recently, I happily skipped this part. A few lights (some old, some new), a few savories (we were overloaded with sweets), and a few flowers – and we were Diwali ready!
After a small Puja, we spent the evening greeting friends and neighbors and walking around the society, admiring the lights. No firecrackers for us!
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