festival of lights * gainesville, florida child photographer

happy diwali! today is our special hindu holiday where we welcome the new year and honor Laxmi, the goddess of wealth. we light candles (diyas) and place them all around our homes to celebrate our yearly festival of lights. it's a time to clean house, wear new clothes and reflect in prayer. plus bear gifts and eat yummy food. this year, we have so much to celebrate....new baby and new home. i only wish we could be with our family in ny/nj to make this day just a bit brighter.

so here's to a new year with more health, wealth and happiness for all!

thanks for reading, mikifoto by mallika malhotra

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