This is the time of year when all Hindus around the world celebrate New Year. Like most families mine have a tradition an that usually involves waiting outside in the freezing cold in a temple’s grounds waiting for fireworks to start. Usually it’s raining. This year, we did things differently. This symbol was used by Hindus long before the the Nazis corrupted it during WWII. Before the Nazis, the world recognised it as a symbol meaning ‘all is well’. I hope one day that can happen again.
Both my sister and I dressed up for the occasion and we wear full Indian outfits like there there is no way we are going to be standing in a muddy field in the cold waiting for the fireworks to begin. Instead we dressed up in the nines and went to a family party.
Usually for family events like this, my Sister and I don’t wear full Indian outfits but our parents recently went shopping and it would have been such a shame to not show them off. So we did and in true Diwali spirit there was good food and excellent costumes (this is a Diwali spirit I just made up) whilst being surrounded by member of our family.
Happy Diwali everyone – I hope the next year is magnificent for you all!