A period of time existed when I didn’t quite understand the significance of Diwali, other than receiving gifts from my family and eating a special meal with some of my favorite Indian foods. Celebrating Diwali gained a different momentum once I had my daughter. I’ve thought about Diwali and its significance in an essay that I wrote for the First Day. 

Happy Diwali to you and yours.

Image: “Diwali” by Amarpreet K via Flickr