Today is the start of Deepavali, the cultural and religious holiday from the Indian sub-continent. (Deepavali is the term in Tamil while Diwali is the term in Hindi.)
For me, living in Penang, it’s a wonderful day off of school as we celebrate the holiday. I don’t have Deepavali traditions other than enjoying my day off. Perhaps a nacho cheese dip later will celebrate it well. Probably it’s not what they do in Mumbai.
Either way, in Malaysia, the malls came alive recently with some amazing Deepavali displays. I thought I’d share a few with you. Have a great day.