Nov 07, 7:23 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Suman Varandani @suman09 10/17/17 AT 9:10 PM The Indian festival of lights, called Diwali, is being celebrated Thursday this year. The festival, also known as "Deepawali," is celebrated with lighting of oil lamps, known as diyas, and candles, along with fireworks displays.The festival, which falls on a different date every year but always in October or November (depending on the phase of the moon), honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity in the Hindu mythology.The festival is celebrated with friends and family, with every household enjoying sweets and exchanging gifts. Fireworks displays are also common on this day. Some open their doors and windows to invite goddess Lakshmi, a symbol of wealth, in their homes.The word Diwali consists of two Sanskrit words — "light" and "row," as many Indians use rows of … [Read more...] about Diwali 2017 Quotes: Greetings, Wishes For Indian Festival Of Lights
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Damian Paletta, The Washington Post Published 11:42 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 John Muller walks through his pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. Marijuana growers are interested in partnering with Daylight Farms, and he has the potential to earn millions. John Muller walks through his pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. Marijuana growers are interested in partnering with Daylight Farms, and he has the potential to earn millions. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Ricky Carioti Eda and John Muller grow dozens of pumpkin varieties and take part in a festival that draws thousands of tourists to their small community each year. Eda and John Muller grow dozens of pumpkin varieties and take part in a festival that draws thousands of tourists to their small community each year. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Ricky Carioti John Muller listens as his … [Read more...] about In Half Moon Bay, can pot save the pumpkin farm?
"One special seed" and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth time his gargantuan plants were awarded top honors. Steve Daletas of Pleasant Hill, Oregon, also credited lots of sunny days since he planted eight seeds on April 15 hoping to win the 45th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. His winner came in at 2,170 pounds (984 kilograms). "This all started with one special seed and a whole lot of work," said Daletas, who raises giant pumpkins as a hobby. "We were really blessed it was sunny almost every day." It was the second-heaviest pumpkin ever weighed at the 40-year-old California event, but it was still far from a U.S. record. That was set just last month when a grower in New Hampshire produced a pumpkin weighing more than 2,500 pounds (1,134 kilograms). What is a more autumn activity than racing giant pumpkins? Students … [Read more...] about Oregon Man Wins Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off With 2,170-Pound Entry
Little hands can't resist giant pumpkins. This year's heavyweight gourds will be on display at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 13-14. (Len Vaughn-Lahman/Staff archives) Annie Basler, 8, and other members of the Dia de Los Pumpkins dance before the costume contest at the Art and Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Thousands of people came out for the annual festival that features art, music and a costume contest. (John Green/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Aiden Rodriguez, 1, of Half Moon Bay, laughs for his parents at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group) A pumpkin is lowered on the scale during the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California on Monday, October 9, 2017. Joel Holland of Sumner, Washington, won the competition with a pumpkin weighing in at 2363 pounds, … [Read more...] about Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival 2018: Your guide to food, events
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to permanently dismantle a missile engine test site and a launch pad in the presence of international experts in what he described as a specific step toward denuclearization. Moon also said on Wednesday that the North agreed to take further steps such as permanently dismantling its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures. Moon and Kim spoke at a news conference after signing a joint statement following their second day of summit talks in Pyongyang. The leaders began their second day of talks on Wednesday, with many hoping for a statement that would keep alive tentative nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he "feels terribly" for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family. The Senate is trying to schedule a hearing to hear from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high … [Read more...] about At Summit, Moon Says Kim Agreed to Nuke Inspections