You will need, glue, scissors, paper (your choice of colors, weight), string or ribbon, and a some sort of light to light up the lantern.2. Cut out 2 identical stars from the pattern.3. Fold the pattern along all the dotted lines & glue the flaps to the inside wall of the opposite side (leave one flap unglued until you insert your light).4. While still folded, cut out openings in any design you like for the light to shine through. (similar to how you’d make an old fashioned paper snowflake)5. Tie a string or ribbon to suspend your lantern.6. Enjoy your handiwork & allow all your friends to “ooh” and “aah” over your creation!
Being in an intercultural Indian marriage, I feel that it is important to share and celebrate holidays from both cultures. We’re among the lucky few – twice the holidays! Some of the most popular & well-known Indian festivals include Diwali and Holi. Another important day on the Indian calendar is Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (also known as ‘Bapu’ or ‘Father of the nation’).
Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbunder, Gujrat. Gandhi was the most instrumental figure in acquiring independence for India. He headed the National Movement for nearly three decades. October 2 is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence in honor of Gandhi.
Gandhi Jayanti is marked each year by prayer services and tributes all over India, especially at Raj Ghat, Gandhi’s memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated. Celebration include prayers, commemorative ceremonies by colleges, local government institutions and other institutions Usually, Gandhi’s favorite devotional song, Raghupati Raghava Raja is sung in his memory.