Hundreds of Diwali diyas (lamps like the one pictured above) will adorn many Hindu homes the world over this coming week-end. Many liken Diwali to Christmas - in terms of its importance and celebrations.
This year, Diwali falls on Saturday October 21. I am so excited that I will be spending it at home with my family! I leave on Thursday morning, and will be back on Sunday afternoon/evening. Yep - nice long week-end for me :)
One of the reasons I'm going home is also that I can help my mum with the last few goodies that have to be made. Tradition is that boxes of sweet goodies are exchanged amongst family members and friends. I'll definitely post pics of the delicious sweets that I'll be indulging in this week-end!
Having said that, I'd like to wish all Hindu's a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous Sal Mubarak (New Year).