The Indian Festival of Lights, TBHC-Style

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The Indian Festival of Lights, TBHC-Style

November 21, 2012

Students surround Diwali flower decoration, made of all real leaves flowers!: Students surround Diwali flower decoration, made of all real leaves flowers!Students surround Diwali flower decoration, made of all real leaves flowers!

Residents, medical students and attending physicians of Indian origin continued a long tradition of celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival Lights, right in our hospital cafeteria.The five-day holiday began this year on November 13, but the real celebration took place on Friday November 16 with lots of food, fun and beautiful decorations.

Dr. Nehal Ghevariya beside her beautiful peacock sand decoration. Diwali 2012 at TBHC!: Dr. Nehal Ghevariya beside her beautiful peacock sand decoration. Diwali 2012 at TBHC!Dr. Nehal Ghevariya beside her beautiful peacock sand decoration.

Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. For Hindus, it's one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities at home. Even though many of our students and staff were far from their homelands, they created an atmosphere of welcome and pure wonder for everyone who joined the celebration.

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