Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is probably the biggest festival that we celebrate in India. The meaning and significance of the festival is best described here.  All over the country, people greet family and friends with sweets, which are traditionally made at home. Lamps are lit in the evenings and every house, big or small, is spruced up for this festival....more

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Bloggers Celebrate Diwali From Across the Globe

November 5th marks the first of the five days of Diwali, the festival of light. It is the most important celebration in the Hindu calendar. Over the triumph of good over evil is celebrated with gifts, charitable acts and decorations... and blog posts. The blogosphere is lit up with beautiful posts about this important holiday. ...more

And then there's OneBrownGirl.com® in the US (smiling) who is celebrating Diwali too! (I even ...more

Happy Diwali -- the Festival of Light (and the story of an epic romance)

Diwali begins Saturday. This is The Festival of Lights in Hindu, Jain and Sikh (and some Buddhist) traditions. President Obama reached out to the people of these traditions with this address, and a small ceremony at the White House. ...more

Happy Diwali

The Hindu festival of Diwali is here. This is also celebrated by Jains and Sikhs. Among celebrants, Diwali is perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals.Years ago, when I lived in Jackson Heights, NY (Little India) Diwali was the time of year when the beautiful Indian ladies in their saris would look even more gorgeous in their party holiday saris and jewelry. Lights were hanging everywhere and there were long lines out of the Indian sweet shoppes. It was a happy time, to be sure. This holiday is celebrated on an importance scale with Christian Christmas, or Jewish Passover. ...more

I used to live near the Gerrard India Bazaar in ...more

Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Feminist

Whether the feminists in your life celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, or you just want to give them a little token to show them how much you appreciate their friendship/love, there are tons of great gifts out there. Here are a few of my favorites: ...more

Thanks for the great ideas! It's always nice to be able to combine a good cause and a gift. ...more

Celebrate Diwali

Happy Diwali. I homeschool one of our children and some of our best lessons have been based on religious and cultural holidays that are different from the ones we celebrate. Diwali is one of those. I think this Diwali video is a good place to start off a discussion about Diwali with your children. ...more