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This Thursday, we celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali, in this part of the world. It is the night of the new moon when the darkness prevails around the world and we brighten it up by lighting oil lamps and by rejoicing in the festive atmosphere.
There are many legends related to the festival and you can read about them here.
The preparations begin at least a month before the festival as people carry out thorough cleaning of their residences, and work out the operations of renovation and reconstruction.
The actual festival time starts with Dhan-Teras, which is said to be the auspicious day for shopping and the markets are thus frequented by everyone on this day. The next day marks Choti Diwali or the first day of Diwali, which is followed by the main day of Diwali, when the families gather to light up their houses and to participate in activities of bursting crackers and enjoying the fireworks. The next day, people visit each others’ places with greetings of the festival. In simple, it is a day of socializing.
This week, I would like all of you: the moderators of Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie and the visitors and participants alike to celebrate the festival with us, by writing any short form of prose and poetry and sharing it with us down in the comments. And if you are posting a tanka or haiku on your site, you can submit the link to the linking widget below. But, I would encourage you to participate in the comments section this week and create an atmosphere of festivity by sharing words with each other and by having a good time. You can write back and forth(play renga) or just share your thoughts about darkness being invaded by light. Be free. Enjoy and celebrate with us.
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