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November 8, 2007

Festivals and me

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 11:46 AM

It felt really odd yesterday when I described Diwali as being a Hindu festival. I know it is a Hindu festival but in India everyone celebrates it. So I usually describe it as an Indian festival. When we were kids we would take any excuse to have fun/get presents so we celebrated most festivals.

Every year we would go to the Air Force mess to celebrate Christmas where we would sing Christmas songs and then go pick up Santa Claus who would land in a helicopter. (Being an Air force brat was fun 🙂 ). For Eid we would prepare Kheer and go visit friends and embrace each other. Once I moved to the US we would celebrate Thanksgiving every year along with Easter. There are a lot of festivals which I celebrated that aren’t technically ‘our’ festivals. (different religion, different country etc) but my personal philosophy about it is that festivals are supposed to spread good cheer and good will. So I celebrate all of them. 🙂 At least all the ones that I can remember. 😉

Today is Choti Diwali and in south India they celebrate Diwali today. So a lot of firecrackers are being burst today. But tomorrow is the main Diwali and there are going to be a lot more crackers tomorrow. Its going to be hard to think with all the crackers being burst. I am going to sit on the roof and enjoy the view with my parents. Don’t think I will burst any because its not fun bursting crackers alone.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

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