Sunday, November 05, 2006

Diwali Celebrations at School

Hi Everyone,

Well, every year, the parents at Nikhil's school club together and sponsor and organise a Diwali Event which includes families feasting, dancing and fireworks!

The main part is the dancing - we had a live band playing, and the best part was that we had Germans, French, Japanese, Finnish, Dutch, Korean, Indian American - in fact 26 different nationalities are represented at the school and I am pretty sure most of them were on the floor doing garba and then dandiya raas!!! Awesome!

Nikhil and Rhea were dressed in Indian clothes just like Biren and I and both kids were really getting into the swing of things! In the photo above, Nikhil is with a Korean, an american and an Indian friend, and they have all just learnt how to do the indian dances! they were twirling and whirling around the school gymnasium with such enthusiasm - it was fantastic! Rhea was looking so cute with her belly sticking out and she kept spinning around and around and then loving falling on the floor in dizzy abandon!! Biren was thoroughly jet-lagged having just returned from the UK thatmorning and was trying so hard to keep his eyes open! A real angel for even coming there! I had helped organise the event along with a committee of mums, so was busy trying to make sure things went smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves and keep an eye on my kids at the same time!!!

I hope Diwali went well for each and every one of you and maybe next year we will all be together.

5th Nov 2006