Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Favourites- Divali 2017

This week we celebrated Divali or The Festival of Lights. It is the largest worldwide celebration among Hindus signifying light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair.... tenets that all religions encompass in some form or fashion.  We get together with family, do prayers together, light lots of diyas and dine on a feast together. It is such a special night filled with illumination and love. 

As I grew up with Divali being a public holiday in Trinidad and as my girls are still young, they miss a day of school and we spend the day at home. In the evening, since we were married, we have headed to our aunts house to do a family prayer and then spend the evening celebrating.

Here are just a few pictures of the festivities.

Beautiful decorations.

My little ladies... all resplendent in their finery. 




Here are the girls enjoying their Divali dinner. We eat the roti with our hands-- it's like bread or pizza, it tastes better when eaten with fingers.

 


We take a family photo every year.

All of us...The family is growing!

Linking up with 
Andrea, Erika and Narci for Favourites on Friday

Happy weekending, friends.

11 comments:

  1. Love this celebration and your smiling faces! The decor is gorgeous and so is your attire and the girl's, so beautiful!! Happy weekend pretty lady!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your pictures- I love it!

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  3. The decorations are beautiful and it sounds like a really special celebration! I hope you have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  4. How pretty are the girls dresses?! Love that the whole theme centers around light over darkness. Happy Friday sweet friend <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. Such gorgeous outfits and beautiful decorations!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your holiday! I love the colors and outfits.

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  7. Looks like you all did it up big with all those decorations and fancy outfits! I'm sure the food was amazing. I missing celebrating Divali in Trinidad with our Hindu neighbors.

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  8. Happy Diwali!! I love the bright colors associated with the festival, and your girls dresses are gorgeous!! I wish I had grown up with cultural traditions!

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  9. What a beautiful family! Happy Weekend to you!

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  10. HaPPY (belated) Divali friend!

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  11. What a beautiful celebration and a beautiful family, my friend. I love the message of light over darkness. Happy Divali!

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Hearing from you makes me so happy!!

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