I bet that when the All American Rejects sang the song “It Ends Tonight”, they did NOT know that the words of the chorus would suit the Festival of Light to a T. =)

But yes, our Hindu friends all around the world will be celebrating the festival of light tomorrow, more famously known in Malaysia as Deepavali. Also known as Diwali, the name of the festival derives its name from the words “Dipa” and “Gavali”, which basically means a row of lights. Now it probably makes more sense when you see your Hindu friends light up diyas and vilakkus (oil lamps fashioned out of clay) in a pretty row.

The Hindus celebrate this festival to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness… yeah, you can start singing the AAR song now.. =)

Besides all the pretty lights, houses will usually be decorated with beautiful and intricate coloured rice flour patterns known as “kolams”.

We at blatant© don’t celebrate Deepavali, but we love the delicacies that are usually made during this time, ESPECIALLY the muruku and curries… (decided not to put any food pictures cause looking at it just makes me hungry!!)

Anyway, do take the time to wish your Hindu or Indian friends (yes, there are non-Hindu Malaysian Indians who celebrate Deepavali as well) Happy Deepavali… take a little extra time to wish them in their native tongue….so, to all our bFFs (blatant© Friends and Fans), we would like to wish you…..

Iniya Deepavali Valthukkal!! (தீபாவளி வாழ்த்துக்கள்)

Do drive safely and enjoy responsibly! To the rest of you, happy holiday and don’t forget to go around visiting yeah!




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