Indian New Year – or wake the tourists at 6.am.
Depends on where you’re from. If you are from Mumbai, you have reason to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and light M-80 firecrackers. Even if you’re only 4 years old. If you are not from Mumbai, you have reason to wake up at the butt crack of dawn.
Seriously. We were on the 8th floor and looking out over the street, these firecrackers were booming in our room. and they went on until 3am the next morning. There were times that there were so many going off, you’d swear we were under attack. After the 3rd day of this, I started to find it funny. Or I was going mental from lack of sleep. You decide.
Anyhoo, Dewali is a Festival of Lights, so everything was lit up and decorated. Quite festive and impressive, considering how few resources the average Joe has. Good for them.