Happy Diwali

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    Well ..I wrote to wish all USMB users a happy diwali. I don't know if you all know about diwali and I wont bother explaining it. Was feeling very cheerful and happy so decided to share it with you all


    Diwali is to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians.I bursted a few crackers . Had a wild party in my friends place.Ate a lot of sweets,chocolates,puked and ate again. Anyways a very "Happy Diwali" to all of you!!


    Akshay:beer:
     
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    http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache...aii&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=8&client=firefox-a

    FESTIVALS

    The most important festivals for Ravidassis are those relating to Gum Ravidass. His birthday is celebrated and his death is commemorated.

    DiwaIi is a very popular festival of lights when Ravidassis honour both Rama and Guru Hargobind.

    Like Hindus, Ravidassis celebrate Rakhi, which celebrates the mutual love of brother and sister.
     
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    Happy Diwali to you too, Akshay. Pity I didn't know about this sooner.
     
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    Merry Diwali...
     
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    hey, as long as it isn't a newly-made up holiday *cough*kwanzaa*cough*, more power to ya!

    I love learning about other cultures' celebrations, and I have always found India and Indians an interesting country and people. Definitely beautiful clothes/fabric as well.

    I would be very interested in hearing what Diwali is about. It sounds like it is a pretty big deal, so let's hear it!! :cheers2:
     
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    Don't know anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa.
     
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    My dad worked with some British people who were of Indian descent. We had dinner at their house one night, and the woman showed us her wedding dress. It was GORGEOUS! Bright red, embroidered everywhere... just beautiful. :)
     
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    i know! I LOVE Indian-style fabric with the intricate embroidery and bold colors. I also have a thing for chinese brocade. It sucks that both are super-expensive at fabric stores, somewhere from $15-25 a yard!
     
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    Happy Diwali to you....

    A colleague also told me that today (10/23) is the Moslem festival of Eid. It is somewhat the same...

    Boy... all these holidays, and I don't get any presents! :cry:
     

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