Living in Toronto is amazing. I have constantly been told that it is the most diverse city in the world, with little areas that are dedicated to a particular culture and country. For example, I live in Little Italy which is surrounded by Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Portugal and Little Poland.
This past Friday was the India celebration of Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights. It is a celebration of epic proportions (the Indians I know tell me it's like their Christmas!) and everyone is dressed up in the most beautiful saris and kurtas!
My friend J was invited to a Diwali party and I got to help her wrap her sari. We watched this fantastic youtube video that shows you how to do it:
Speaking of diversity, this year The 2011 Gathering is being hosted in Toronto (at CCNM!) because the theme fit the city so perfectly: "Diversity of the Vis". If you are a student of Naturopathic Medicine or Philosophy, you need to check out this site and register for this conference! I'm already so excited for this incredible event where elders and students meet to share their knowledge and passion for Naturopathic principles and philosophies!
Have a wonderful day!