The Diwali Festival~ Sunderland ~ Nov 2017~ Part 2

Part 1 HERE Bring on the dancing girls! And guys too. Not much to say except it was full of colour and joy and laughter. These guys were more fit than a fit thing on a fit stick! The lady dancers watching the chaps come down the stairs they got everyone they could up on the floor to dance with them After that it was the ladies groups turn to dance and a little solo artiste And then Sophie and I walked home as the sun went down. Over the bridge back through Keel Square and through the shopping area…

The Diwali Festival~ Sunderland~ Nov 2017~ Part 1

Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair,  and it is also celebrated by  Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists to mark different historical events and stories. It is a five-day festival in many regions of India, with Diwali night centering on the new moon – the darkest night – at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika. In the Common Era calendar, Diwali typically falls towards the end of October, or first…