Festival Fun

One of my favorite things about working in India is getting visit customers during festivals. There are always very elaborate decorations set up.







Today at my hotel one of the staff members presented me with a leaf from a bush. She explained that it is supposed to represent giving gold. Apparently long ago there was a king who wanted to give all of his people gold. But since he didn’t have enough, he gave them leaves to symbolize gold. I think that sounds like a terrible consolation prize. But, it is a nice gesture.

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