My weekends are getting busier and busier ;), no time to blog, no time to read blog, only time to sleep and have fun! 😆 I love my life!!!
What’s Diwali? It’s popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, andSikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.
Star and I were invited by my advisor Carlos, who is married to an Indian woman, to their home to celebrate Diwali. It was such a fun experience to observe the traditional ceremony and eat a lot of indian food!!! 😆
oh… I went to the best salon in DC for a new haircut 😉
Pooja with all the kids! Pooja or Puja is a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities, distinguished persons, or special guests. It is done on a variety of occasions and settings, from daily puja done in the home, to temple ceremonies and large festivals, or to begin a new venture. Puja is modeled on the idea of giving a gift or offering to a deity or important person and receiving their blessing. They sit on the floor in front of indian Gods. They gave Gods cloth (piece of linen), water, food (sweets); we sang a song; everyone was blessed with the red tint in the third eye followed by eating a piece of blessed candy.
they were a lot of food and people (>60?), so I just managed to take the first spread of food (appetizers), an hour later we had another spread (7-8 dishes) of main dishes followed by another spread of indian desserts! I was amazed because I actually liked almost everything, although I had no idea their name and only guessed their ingredients 😉
I know this one: SAMOSAS! 😉
and then firecrackers
More weekend happening later 😉
Q1: What are you doing for fun this weekend?