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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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Diwali

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,639 mod
• Diwali derives from a Sanskrit word meaning row of lights

• Small earthenware lamps filled with oil are lit and lined along parapets of temples and houses and set adrift on rivers and streams

• Day four of the five-day festival is the main event and the beginning of the lunar month of Karttika - the Vikrama calendar's new year

• For many Hindus, the festival is an opportunity to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. But a number of other gods and myths are also marked

Comments

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Diwali (spelt many ways and called Tihar in Nepal) is celebrated with a lot of fireworks especially in India. Fireworks were banned for a long time in Nepal, and don't seem to have caught on much yet. The worst I've seen have been small crackers that kids enjoy terrorising people with, though in India it get a bit more lively.

    @nil, yes I meant Mashhad!
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    edited October 2014
    I hope you survived the celebrations @mheredge‌. In TGIF I was told it was boring to just light some candles. He he.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I didn't see any candles here in India @Lynne. It's one of the things I particularly like about Diwali in Nepal. I didn't realise it, but apparently here in India the authorities were trying to limit the sale of fireworks. I don't think many people were taking any notice though.
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