Celebrating the Festival of Lights: Deusi Bhailo, the Nepali tradition equivalent to caroling was a major success during the celebrations of Tihar the much awaited festival of lights , the festival that reveres Goddess Laxmi , celebrates love, joy, brotherhood, close family ties and bonding. Tihar beckoned much joy in the camp right from the ceremonious sel roti cooked in huge pans and fire wood to enthusiastic cultural dances and traditional songs presented by the children of the camp with great merriment and glee that added more to the splendor of the brightly lit tents of the Camp Hope. The festive occasion took a more celebratory tone with Bhai Tika, the festival that celebrates love and the deep bond between brothers and sisters. Sean smiling and brotherly welcomed long lasting bonds accepting Bhai Tika from sisters of the camp who blessed him with an abundance of good wishes, longevity, Makhmali garland and Saptarangi Tika, symbols celebrating the deep and eternal bond between brothers and sisters.
Tihar celebrations and Deusi Bhailo songs with Gazaal, Pedro, Sean, Laxmi,Mendo and friends
Bhai Tika offerings for a brother- Sean with Laxmi, Dabuti, Kalpana and Binita
The joyful ultimate Bhai Tika Selfie : Sean, Binita, Dabuti, Kalpana, Lhamu and Laxmi