Happy Diwali or Deepawali

Hi from the BFM. Just wanted to wish you all a happy Diwali!!!!

Diwali is a festival held every year in late October or early November by Indian people all around the world.

It is celebrated because Lord Ram returned from 14 years exile to his home. It is also the Hindu people’s New Year and financial New Year. So it is Christmas and New Year rolled into one. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. Light signifies purity and the path through darkness, or good over evil.

At Diwali gifts and sweets are exchanged, prayers are offered to the powers that be especially Laxmi Goddess of Wealth, they are called Pujas. New clothes are donned and fireworks are let off. Some people even gamble and make merry. All around the houses are lit Diyas or small lights eg tea lights are lit to bring light into the darkness.

Of course there is the feasting. Lots of delicious Indian Fayre is made like aloo gobhi, daal, bindi, paneer, rice and raita to name a few of the vast array of food.

So once again Happy Diwali from the BFM.

Once again the BFM shares the food love!!! Ciao for now

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