Welcoming Christmas and the New Year!!!

As we enter last month of the year, the city is all dolled up to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year. This year’s Christmas tree decoration is special as it has beautiful bronze ring ornaments, marking the 350 jubilee of Lund University. More information about the jubilee can be found at Lund-university-350-years

The pretty decoration on streets along with delicious cookies, pastries, glög make the dark, cold winters happy and joyful. All this reminds me of Diwali- the festival of lights, which is one of the major festivals celebrated in India. I feel the resemblance as Diwali is celebrated in November which is also the period of early sunsets. It also involves lighting lanterns, diyas (small oil lamps), beautiful decorations and of course delicious traditional cuisine. It is amazing how different countries and cultures celebrate different festivals, with different stories but have kind of similar thought behind it…for example in this case…making the long dark evenings happy and brighter 🙂

Here is the glimpse of beautiful decoration in Lund…

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God Jul!!!


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  1. 26 December, 2016 | 11:35 | Chandrashekhar Puranik

    Very good. You have very correctly mentioned the similarities between Diwali & Christmas, as both bring in a lot of happiness & cheers in the society.

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