Yes, I said Happy Diwali and though it ends in a vowel, I am certain it is not an Italian holiday! While I consider myself cosmopolitan and somewhat worldly, it helps to have wonderful Indian-American neighbors that celebrate this holiday and gift the best and most fancy sweets I have tasted.
Diwali dubbed “The Festival of Lights” is celebrated and falls sometime in the autumn months from mid October to mid November. In India, lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities are lit every year in honor of the celebration. While different sectors of religion and countries have their own reasons to celebrate, they can agree that the basic meaning of the festivities is the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. A five day festivity marks the feast on the third day that falls on Thursday, October 23, 2014 of this year.