I was so excited that maybe I was the first to coin the term….but alas, ‘Googling’ showed me otherwise. Diwali celebrations coincided with Halloween this weekend and it was awesome! I was part of a team that organized a Diwali event on campus yesterday.
Can I just say how excited I was at seeing ghouls at our event, freely mingling with the uncles, aunties and babies!
Next year, I will host a Halloween party, and club it with a Diwali celebration of sorts. I will send out invitations two weeks prior to the event that will read something like, “Come dressed in your scariest Desi costume.”
What are some scary Desi costumes though? I will not restrict this event to desi folk, so I will expect a lot of Gandhi costumes. Anyway, I think it’d be fun to do a combined celebration of the two festivals. I understand they symbolize two diametrically opposite things; you have life and light versus death and morbidity. I’d rather people not delve too much into why I combined both events into one. I just want to have fun! If you have any fun ideas for the above concept, please
share. But remember, I have dibs on Bappi Lahiri costumes.