Monday, October 31, 2016

Festive Postcards from Seattle



Happy Diwali
Happy Diwali Everyone!!!
Hope you guys had an amazing one. This was my first ever Diwali far, far away from home and luckily it wasn’t very depressing like I had imagined it to be someday back. Of course I missed my family big time, after all festivals are fun when you spend them with your family and friends right? But luckily Seattle on Diwali made us (Indians) feel like we were at home. Yes, we did celebrate Diwali here like we did in India, at least I did – no crackers, but a lot of photos, sweets and prayers – and today’s post is just about that.

Fiery Sky
After spending my Dushera being sad and homesick, I was happy on Diwali and so I decided to spread some positivity of Diwali on my blog too! Not a long post today, but just some postcards of Diwali from Seattle!

At Bothell Hindu Temple

Let light guide your path

And then there were crackers!

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24 comments:

  1. I am glad you came up with this post. I am sure you must have missed your family but I see you did have a nice and different Diwali. Keep sharing your experiences. Be happy. Keep clicking.

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    1. I did miss home a lot but I was glad I got a slice of home here in Seattle and it was a very happy one :) Glad you liked the post Manjulika ^_^

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  2. Hi, I am curious. From the photos of the firecrackers, I cannot help but associate it with how we celebrate New Year's Eve in the Philippines. LOL. Anyway, glad you had the spirit of diwali with you and you seemed to be cheerful about that.

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    1. It is very similar to New Years everywhere, with just exception of prayers. After all Diwali is New year for some communities of India :D
      And yes this Diwali celebration did make me very happy :)

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  3. Glad you spent the festival well.
    Such celebrations are more important when you are away from home, it helps one miss home less. Lovely captures!

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    1. So true Indrani - occasions like this and celebration like this makes you happy and positive.
      Glad you liked the post :)

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  4. Happy that you celebrated Diwali even when away from home. Nice and vibrant pictures of diwali celebrations.

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  5. This looks very festive! Glad you got to celebrate even while in another country.

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  6. Happy Diwali :) when I lived away from home I missed my family especially on special ocassions. Glad you got a bit of home and eat some sweet treats x

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    1. Happy Diwali to you too Verushka! :D

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  7. Love the fireworks, what a beautiful celebration to be part of. It's great that other countries embrace various traditions and holidays!

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    1. It indeed is Sarah. I hope you get to be a part of Diwali in India next time if you didn't get the chance this time :D

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  8. The festival of lights is just beautiful. I think it is wonderful that you shared this post. Diwali being celebrated abroad is something very special. Beautiful pictures.

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  9. That's beautiful fireworks! It gives every festival a beautiful endings and also bring good luck :D

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    1. Luck and brightness in life - that is exactly what Diwali is all about :)

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  10. Happy Diwali! Hope you have much good luck coming your way. I always get to hear the fireworks going off near my house for Diwali, such a fun and special celebration!

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    1. Thanks Suanlee :) It is special for all Indians, afterall it is the biggest festival of India :D

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  11. Those fireworks are gorgeous! Happy Diwali to you!

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  12. This is my first time ever noticing things around Diwali now that I live in the UAE. There is a lot of Indian people hence you can notice those Christmas lights on their balconies and all!

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    1. It is after all the festivals of light so you would see all kinds of lighting around like Chinese lanterns, Candles, Fairy lights, Christmas lights and what not :)

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