Today is Diwali, the most auspicious day in the Hindu religion. It is known as the festival of lights and it signifies the triumph of good over evil. Have you ever celebrated a holiday that isn't widespread in western culture?
We celebrated Chinese New Year with friends. Diwali sounds like a lot of fun. I'm all for celebrating it!
I was in India for Diwali once
Nothing non-western but by coincidence when I was in Paris on Bastille Day with my family one year and we celebrated that with the French people. It was awesome out 4th of July to shame.
Want to know why there are so many trees in Paris?
So the Germans can march in the shade. Sorry had to do that. ????
I celebrate chuseok. Korean thanksgiving.
And i have at least five fasts a year so those are definitely not widespread (yom kippur for example
I am jewish so this isn't exactly a difficult question
I did growing up my grandmother thought it was important to learn different celebrations from different cultures
Diwali, a couple of times when I was in grad school and had a good friend who was from India. But really all I did was go to a dinner with the Hindu community at the university.
I've celebrated eid with my family.
I held a Bacchanalia with a few close friends of mine once. I only remember that it went well, extremely well. Everything else is a blur.
Sure, quite a few, but not for the reasons that people who follow those beliefs do. I've only celebrated either as a courtesy or to see what the customs are like. Participating is really the best way to get to know the ins and outs of these
I was getting Indian/Pakistani food tonight, and I got to celebrate a bit with the family that owns the restaurant.
Haha yeah, that's exactly what I do. It gives me profound insight into different cultures, which I'm extremely fascinated by.
That's the same reason I have attended religious proceedings of many religions, mainstream and obscure.
Would eastern europe or south American be ok? We like Pizzaro day, Lenin Lives day!
Does Passover count?
Nope, I don't think so. I think Jewish and Christian holidays shouldn't count for the purposes of this question.
Oh! Wait! I thought of another one. I celebrated Dia de los Muertos once for Spanish class.
But I've wanted to see this one celebrated..