Like my Unitarian Universalist faith, my family’s beliefs and holiday practices have always been a little eclectic. We UUs don’t really have any holidays unique to our faith. The closest, […]
Just a few days ago on Tuesday, November, 13th marked the beginning of Diwali, a holiday that is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians.Diwali or Dipalvali literally translated means a “row of clay lights” and is also known as the Festival of Lights. The holiday also takes on an interfaith meaning around this time as other religions celebrate alongside the Hindu’s. For Jainism this time marks the nirvana or spiritual awakening of Lord Mahavira and for Sikhism it marks the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru was freed from imprisonment.