Happy Deepavali! It’s on October 22nd, not 23rd for this year’s Diwali.
It first started out as a confusion to everyone as to when does Deepavali this year actually falls on. According to all our printed calendars, the festival should be on 23rd October 2014. That is Thursday. But then, the official date has been announced that Deepavali actually falls on a day earlier, on 22nd October (Wednesday). It is very seldom that the printed calendars would get this wrong. But anyway, Happy Deepavali to all my Indian friends!
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In the meantime, I would like to share a clip from Petronas in conjunction with Deepavali 2014 celebration, one of the major festivals in Malaysia. It’s a very moving and meaningful clip. Petronas always did it right when it comes to delivering important, harmonious and memorable messages throughout their clips created specially for particular major celebrations in Malaysia. Enjoy the clip (it’s just a short clip):
From #The Light Within; Reflect on yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow. Nice quote.
To all Indians, may you enjoy this Festival of Light joyously with your family, relatives, friends, neighbours and all Malaysians! I missed the time when I was still in my primary or secondary school years, when I got to be invited to a Deepavali open house by one of my best friends every year. I have to admit that we don’t really like the food served(not used to the strong Indian flavours), but I really enjoyed the festive atmosphere and the strong ‘open house’ concept regardless of background, race or religion.
As for the others who are not celebrating this, we will just have to sit back, relax and enjoy the public holiday. It’s a much better Wednesday (in the middle of the week) when you can put aside your job for a day. This week would tend to be a bit ‘quicker’ or ‘shorter’, since this week would only have 4 (or for some, 5) working days.
Last but not least, I would like to extend my wonderful greeting again to all my Indian friends particularly in Malaysia, a Happy Deepavali!