To track some personally noteworthy events, observations and thoughts, letting them age and savor/regret them again a long time later.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Why Deepavali on November 2 and not 3?
I first discovered that Deepavali is mostly known as Diwali elsewhere when we were in Dubai. Now I learned that Diwali falls on November 3 but Deepavali here is on a Saturday, November 2. Not so good. Lots of Indians and Hindus would prefer a Sunday isn't it? Those who have to work Saturdays for half a day would too feel the same. Why did our Indian Heritage Board fix it on November 2?