Tomorrow we'll be celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. To me, this festival represents joy, merriment and lights but most of all it represents the victory of good over evil by taking its sources in the story of Rama and Ravana found in the Ramayana.
However Divali was more fun to me when I was a kid. I remember the huge prayer that was held in the middle of our family property in Goodlands on the eve of the festivals. My grandfathers, who were all pandits, used to tell my cousins and me stories taken from the holy scriptures. There were so much children living close by that it was easy to have fun, especially on the day of the festival. We used to go together to distribute cakes among relatives and neighbours.
Ever since we came to live here, things have somewhat changed. Anyway, we still send cakes to our relatives but the fun is not as great as it was before. Part of me wishes to be a child again. Ah well! To fill this lacuna, I've made some round lanterns today. Nothing too complicated. I've just rolled and stuck together the two sides of some somewhat wide bristol bands. I've cut some shapes on the bristol bands and stuck crepe paper at the back.
Tomorrow we'll be making a "rangoli" with flowers and presenting the cakes. Pictures will be posted tomorrow.
Take care dudettes and dudes and my festive aliens! Have fun! :D