Holiday Economics: The Narratives that Got Us Shopping

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer Halloween is coming. All the department stores are decorated Halloween-themed. All the pumpkins are in place. Cookies are colorful and cutely iced. They are ready to serve all the visitors and customers. How did Halloween storytelling, dancing and singing become a shopping festival? Did you know Santa Clause actually […]

Diwali: Celebrating a Festival of Lights

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The 29th and 30th of October is the celebration of the Diwali festival, which is the most celebrated Indian festival and one of the most important holidays of the year. Diwali is a very important holiday for Hindus, much like Christmas is very important to Christians. In fact, as India is a multicultural […]

Diwali – The Festival of Lights

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Diwali, also known as Deepawali, derives from the word diya/deepa, which means lamp. Diwali is a festival of lights that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It is celebrated on the New Moon’s night of the month of Karthik (according to the Hindu calendar). In the […]

Diwali delight

Diwali is the ‘festival of lights’ celebrated in India. It generally falls during the end of October or early November and portrays victory of good over evil. It is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country. In the northern part of the country, people light earth lamps besides playing cards, while in […]

The Beautiful Festival of Lights

By Sneha Balasubramaniam The word “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, originating from the Sanskrit word Dīpāvalī which can be translated to “Row of Lights”. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights”. Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In South-India the festival is called “Deepavali”. Diwali celebrates the […]