Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween-Diwali-Eid-Guy Fawkes' Day Combination Name Suggestions

In the midst of a series of long festive celebrations back in Malaysia, people may wonder if there's any sort of the same thing here in the UK. You don't have to be disappointed as we have the same series of celebrations also, and even MORE.

Today, we will celebrate Halloween's Day. And on the following day, 1st Nov, Diwali (also known as Deepavali in Sanskrit transliteration) will be celebrated by mainly Hindu and Sikh South Asian community here. But I heard the official celebration in Trafalgar Square was like 2 weeks ago and the papers put as 'Hindus celebrate Diwali today'...Duh!

And on 1st of Syawal, the Muslims will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr 2 or 3rd of November (not too sure-someone help me out here). Then, on 5th November, we will be celebrating Guy Fawkes' Day or Bonfire Night.

So, don't you worry that we are short of celebrations here. Its even more here, except...er...there's NO HOLIDAY for them. It is just another Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurday, Friday and Saturday.

So, in order to usher in those auspicious days, here I have a table of name suggestions for those celebrations, highly inspired by TV Smith's Dua Sen's Festive Permutation. (Hehe...hope he doesn't consider this as a plagiarism). Check this out. Feel free to add in any suggestions if you want.

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