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Happy Hanukkah

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Hope you have a blessed and happy-Hanukkah with your friends and family! The name “Hanukkah” originates from Hebrew verb “חנך”, which means “to dedicate”. On Hanukkah, the people of Jerusalem regained control and rededicated their holy temple(Bet HaMikdash). continue>>

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Happy Diwali

happy-diwaliWishing everyone a happy Diwali! Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in India. It’s a time to clean the house, decorate it with special handmade earthen lamps (“diya”) and colored sand (“rangoli”). It’s a time to rejoice! Moms make special treats to share with family and friends. Why is Diwali celebrated? continue>>

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Eid Mubarak

eid-mubarak“Eid Mubarak” to your friends and family! Eid al-Fitr (the festival of sweets), marks the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Adha marks the end of Hajj (trip to Mecca, Saudi Arabia). It is believed that, in the dry arid dessert a woman named Hajjar had persevered hard to get zamzam (miraculous water), for the survival of  her infant son. She desperately ran back and forth between the hills of Safa and Marwah. People all over the world still flock together to perform the same and get a taste of zamzam. continue>>

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Happy Dandiya!

happy-navratriWishing everyone a very “happy-dandiya” with your loved ones!  “Dandiya raas” is one of the folk dances performed on special occasions. Two wooden sticks click-clack against each other, imparting a lively rythmic flow, to this energetic folk dance from India. Come, feel the joy & have a glimpse of dandiya ! continue>>

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