Makar Sankranti – known as “Pongol” or even as just “Sankranti” – is widely celebrated throughout India, and even in some areas of Nepal on the 14th of January. This astrological holiday marks the period in which the Sun transitions into the zodiac sign of Capricorn – also known as Makara Rashi. This is also… Read More Makar Sankranti – A Kite Flying Holiday Full Of New Beginnings!
This week is an incredible time to be in India as it is the grand five-day holiday known as Diwali (Deepavali)! Also referred to as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Diwali is usually celebrated during mid-October and mid-November. People often drape the outside of their homes with festive colored lights, similar to how Americans decorate their… Read More Diwali – The Festival of Lights – 5 Days Of Celebrations
Many will be celebrating today for it is the observance of the Holiday (Eid) known as Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha. Usually began by special prayer sessions by the men, and then a visit to the graves of their lost ones to pay their respect. It is a day to visit with family and friends as well… Read More 5 Tempting Recipes You Must Try This Eid!
I went out for a walk, headed for the small temple in my neighborhood to join in on the festivities of Ganesha Chaturthi. The sound of traditional music from the nearby temples leaked into the streets. There were other women draped in classy saris and kurti sets while the men wore plain dress shirts and… Read More My Night Celebrating Ganesha’s Birthday, Alone In India