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OhTheIrony October 23rd, 2014 9:17pm

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?

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catpillow Florida West Coast
10/23/14 9:31 pm

We celebrated Chinese New Year with friends. Diwali sounds like a lot of fun. I'm all for celebrating it!

clfs34 Florida
10/23/14 8:58 pm

I was in India for Diwali once

10/23/14 7:51 pm

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.

lip massholevania
10/23/14 8:15 pm

Want to know why there are so many trees in Paris?

lip massholevania
10/23/14 8:17 pm

So the Germans can march in the shade. Sorry had to do that. ????

lip massholevania
10/23/14 7:49 pm

I celebrate chuseok. Korean thanksgiving.

Joshie New York City
10/23/14 6:59 pm

And i have at least five fasts a year so those are definitely not widespread (yom kippur for example

Joshie New York City
10/23/14 6:57 pm

I am jewish so this isn't exactly a difficult question

10/23/14 6:54 pm

I did growing up my grandmother thought it was important to learn different celebrations from different cultures

susanr Colorado
10/23/14 6:02 pm

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.

Spellur DDD
10/23/14 5:53 pm

I've celebrated eid with my family.

PrinceOberyn Reduce Reuse Reanimate
10/23/14 5:25 pm

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/23/14 3:33 pm

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

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/23/14 3:33 pm

various customs.

I was getting Indian/Pakistani food tonight, and I got to celebrate a bit with the family that owns the restaurant.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/23/14 4:54 pm

Haha yeah, that's exactly what I do. It gives me profound insight into different cultures, which I'm extremely fascinated by.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/23/14 5:03 pm

That's the same reason I have attended religious proceedings of many religions, mainstream and obscure.

rons Thanks America
10/23/14 2:33 pm

Would eastern europe or south American be ok? We like Pizzaro day, Lenin Lives day!

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/23/14 2:23 pm

Nope, I don't think so. I think Jewish and Christian holidays shouldn't count for the purposes of this question.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/23/14 2:35 pm

Oh! Wait! I thought of another one. I celebrated Dia de los Muertos once for Spanish class.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/23/14 2:18 pm

But I've wanted to see this one celebrated..