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Holi: The Festival of Colours

Happy Holi Festival of Color

Holi is a Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. It is celebrated to welcome the spring season in India, and typically takes place in March (depending on the full-moon day of Phalguna). It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The day before Holi, pyres, or mounds of combustible materials, are lit on fire to signify the burning of evil spirits. The day… read more >>

Celebrate Diwali

Diwali oil lamp

 This November 14th marks the start of Diwali! Diwali is a 5-day Indian holiday known as the Festival of Lights. The word comes from Sanskrit dīpāwali meaning “row of lights.” This celebration is significant for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists. Each religion has different teachings surrounding the holiday, but for all it is a time to celebrate the light of… read more >>