Diwali/Tihar in Australia

Over the weekend was Deepavali or Diwali, also known as the ‘festival of lights”.

In Nepal it’s a five day event also known as Tihar and the fifth day is probably considered the most important as it celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters.

I think the idea is lovely because for me, my brothers and sister are very important to me, and we don’t have any such equivalent celebration in our culture.

Homes are lined with candles inside and outside in the hope that wealth and good luck will be brought to the family.

This was the first time I’d celebrated this popular Hindu festival. It wasn’t a big celebration and we didn’t do tikka like we did for Dashain.

I cooked a traditional Nepali meal (dhal bhat including chicken, sag and cauli thakari) and we had a close friend (a Nepali brother) and one of my brothers celebrate with us.

Here are a few pics from our evening:

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One Response to Diwali/Tihar in Australia

  1. Looks really lovely. Your hubby is a lucky man!

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