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5 tips on Hosting a Diwali Party

Diwali is a time to celebrate with family and friends. On Diwali day, families wear their finest new clothes, illuminate their homes with lights, eat elaborate meals, and perform religious rituals. This year, Diwali is on October 24, 2022. This is the first year where we are re-emerging from the pandemic and Read more…

Rangoli

What is Rangoli?  Rangoli is an art form originating in India.  It is a type of decoration drawn on the ground or sidewalk in front of a home.  Rangoli is thought to bring good luck, prosperity on the house and the family, and to welcome guest. Rangoli has a purpose Read more…

Bridal Mehndi

Bridal Mehndi – Henna

Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is an ancient form of body art, that originated in India and across South Asia and the Middle East.  Mehndi is a paste or dye made from the Lawsonia inermis, the henna plant, and is associated with good luck.  The darkness of the mehndi color Read more…

Raksha Bandan thali with Rakhi, rice, diya, and kumkum

Rakshabandan

August kicks off the Hindu holiday season. It also brings a favorite celebration of mine. Rakshabandhan – is the celebration of the relationship between a brother-sister, sibling love, or a relationship that is like a sibling. Raksha means protection and Bandhan means a bond. It is primarily celebrated by individuals Read more…