Before we all get caught up in the flurry of festive preparations, there’s November, a symbolic month for many countries and cultures including our own. It is a month of remembering and giving thanks for what we have. A time to take stock and reflect!
For Hindus, Sikhs and Jains it’s a time to celebrate Diwali, the five day Festival of Lights. One of the most significant festivals in the Indian calendar. A celebration of the victory of good over evil and of light over dark. It’s a time to get together with family and embrace new beginnings.
The 11th November sees us remember the many men and women over the years who have given their lives in the line of duty. It’s symbolised by the poppy, a representation of the blood spilled by war over the years. We remember those people every year by attending Remembrance Day services and marches and wearing a poppy in recognition of them. Without their sacrifice we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Let’s not forget Thanksgiving. A time to reflect, spend time with friends and family and say thank you for all that we have. Health, wealth and happiness!
November truly is a month to celebrate, remember and say thank you.