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What to do in Los Angeles for Halloween

October 3, 2017

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Every year the number of traditions that my son institutes seems to grow exponentially. It’s tough to keep up with all the things he wants to do each year to signify and celebrate the coming Halloween holiday. For him it’s not just the one day of trick or treating, rather it’s the build up that is […]

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Celebrating Midsummer in Sweden

June 1, 2017

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One of the our favorite things about traveling is visiting a destination during a local festival. Even just being an observer to local events can bring such a unique insight into the local culture. It is even better when you can celebrate these special days with locals themselves. Always on the hunt for ways to immerse ourselves […]

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Tips to Celebrate Holi in India

March 21, 2016


Tips On Celebrating Holi In India (1)

One of our all time favorite holidays in India is the Festival of Colors, better known as Holi. After 9 years of celebrating it in the streets of India (and 4 in Los Angeles), we have become experts on how to celebrate it safely and to maximum effect! (more…)

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7 ways to Celebrate Diwali with Kids

November 5, 2015



One of our favorite festivals during our time in India was Diwali, known in Sanskrit as Deepavali. It gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that are lit outside of people’s homes. Basically, Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the beginning of a new year. It is […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi: In Photos

September 17, 2015


Ganesh in photos

One of my favorite Indian festivals is the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. This 11 day festival takes over the city of Mumbai, giving a festive feel to an already bustling city. For more information on the celebrations and tips on how you can experience it, read our post about it here. While the immersion celebrations are fascinating […]

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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

September 15, 2015


Celebrating Ganpati

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrating the elephant-headed god Ganesh (also called Ganpati or Ganesha). Ganesh is one of India’s most well known gods. He is highly revered as the remover of obstacles, the god of new beginnings and the god of good fortune. Because of this, his image is found everywhere in India […]

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Celebrating Holi with Kids at Home

February 5, 2015



You have read about Holi, you have seen the photos, but you aren’t sure if you (or your child) are ready to deal with a public celebration? Have your own house party instead! Celebrating Holi with kids at home is a simple and fun afternoon activity. If you want to celebrate with the rest of India, Holi […]

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