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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

celebrating India's holidays in the US

We are getting together with some other adoptive families this weekend while we celebrate some of India's upcoming holidays. It should be lots of fun doing this together with others who have children from the same region of India as our daughter.

Since our children are quite young yet we can keep it pretty simple and entertaining for them.First, there is India Independence Day where we will have a cook-out and hopefully some sparklers, if I can still get my hands on some, and India Flag pages for them to color. Wish we could do fireworks works too, but don't think that would probably go over too well with the city.

Next day is Rahki, where the little girls tie Rahki(bracelets) to thier brothers or cousins arms and they leave them on until they fall off. When they tie them on both the brothers and sisters promise to be good to each other and everyone eats sweets. I don't know if we will get Indian sweets or not but it sure sounds good. If it doesn't rain on us we are planning on going to the zoo. Maybe they will have cotton candy there! This is kind of a mix of Indian and American activites but that is what our kids are now, a sweet mix of Indian and American.

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