NaBloPoMo – Day 9 – Saturday my favourite day and a Diwali Party

Today I spent studying Qi Gong Moving the Program of Life charts and learning a new meditation. After my day was done I quickly got changed and went out to a Diwali dinner party, of course in a new party dress! 

From Wikipedia – “The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of deepavali which translates into “row of lamps”.[10] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.[11]These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome.[12] Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.[13][14][15] During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.”

We had such a fun night out eating some incredible food my friend had prepared and lighting sparklers with the kids. I think the kids enjoyed that the most as it was the first time they had seen them! Yes sparklers are so much fun, I remember the days when we used to write with them and take long exposure photographs! 

I ended the evening eating this leaf with spices called ‘paan‘ – it was funny as I had no idea what it was and it tasted like sandalwood incense! I was asking my friends whether you can get high from it but it wasn’t the correct leaf 🙂 still it was intense and felt like my tongue went numb but that was probably the clove or the fennel seeds?!?

The kiddos having a fun time with the sparklers and the lights

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