Happy Diwali!

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 HinduismJainism, 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?



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11 responses to “Happy Diwali!

  1. Your hair looks GREAT Coco! And, I’m so happy to hear that your sadness has gone away and you are happy again 🙂 Staying busy and socializing really helps, right?! All the food looks wonderful, and I’m glad you got to enjoy the moment with the love of your life!

  2. What a cool celebration- awesome that they let you guys take part. And your hair looks fab.

  3. What a fun evening! I love me some samosas too:)

  4. Your hair is so pretty! Love it!

    It looks like you had a great time at the Diwali festivities. Indian food is definitely one of my faves.

  5. All the food looks great! I need to try more Indian cuisne, it’s so festive.

  6. Happy Diwali to you too! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, it looks like it was a lot of fun!

  7. What an AMAZING night! It looks like so much fun!

  8. What a great experience! All the food looks amazing. And your hair looks great…

  9. melissa @ the delicate place

    thinking about taking a road trip or going to see christmas light displays already! happy diwali 🙂 i love indian food 🙂

  10. Kath (Eating for Living)

    What a lovely ceremony! And your hair looks great!

  11. You pull off the red dot well sister!

    I still haven’t had really good Indian food. I just started giving it a chance so hopefully soon I’ll get a hold of some quality food!

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