Divali 2015 Divali 2015

Rain almost washed away all of the festivities for Divali 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago. Although the Hindu festival of light was celebrated in many places in the world yesterday, November 11, the main day and public holiday in T&T was Tuesday November 10. Generally homes light the small clay pots called deyas, filled with coconut oil and cotton wicks, often placed on wonderful frames shaped out of bamboo. However, there were barely any deyas last night. Luckily a few places, like Felicity in Chaguanas – a village in central Trinidad heavily populated by Hindus, there were tons of electric lights and lanterns, which made for beautiful scenes. For more images see the Studio Lafoncette Facebook page and look for updates as more photos are posted.



2 thoughts on “Rainy Divali 2015”

  1. That was nice. I actually miss Divali, We used to celebrate it even though we weren’t Hindus. Even at a young age we were culturally appreciative of all our village had to offer. We also celebrated Eid and Pagwa and several other cultural systems. Those were the good old days.

    1. Yes, a lot of non-Hindus in T&T participate in Divali and, as you said, lots of people have an appreciation for religious and cultural traditions outside of their own. I think this practice and a love and interest in one’s own culture are both good things.

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