It's the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, which is also my favourite Canadian festival. Who doesn't love a bit of gratitude and appreciation. Thanksgiving is a harvest festival where you show gratitude for nature's bounty. Each year in Canada, on the second Monday of October, families often come together and celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing a big feast.
In India around the same time we celebrate Navratri- the nine nights the goddess Durga fights the demon Mahishasura- gaining victory over him on the 10th day - Vijayadashmi or Dussehra. Dussehra also signifies the harvest season where offerings are made to the goddess; friends and families come together to celebrate the harvest. So it is amazing to see the parallels in the harvest season in different culture around the world.Read More