Diwali : the brightest festival in India — Brown Girl on a budget

We all love festivals. it is more exciting if we know the history of the festival 🙂

What do you LOVE most about festivals and spending money?

I’m so excited!! These 5 days mark the series of biggest festivities in India. Diwali is celebrated for the triumph of good over evil and knowledge over tolerance. Lets keep all the marvelous mythological stories aside, because I’m no expert on those. Here, I wanted to show you a glimpse of what all goes into […]

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The history of new year ball

Portsmouth, England 1829 British sailing ships use Chronometer navigate time it wasn’t working properly. Later they use ball for time.

The first New Year’s Eve Ball dropped from a flagpole  in 1907 to rally attention to the new New York Times building. Made from iron and wood, the Ball was decorated with hundred light bulbs.

Beginnings (1907–1908) The first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square was held on December 31, 1904; The New York Times’ owner, Adolph  decided to celebrate the opening of the newspaper’s new headquarters, One Times Square, with a New Year’s fireworks show on the roof of the building to welcome 1905.

The current Ball is a whopping and around 11 feet wide.

Cavalcade of Lights Toronto

Cavalcade of Lights Toronto

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Cavalcade of lights Toronto fireworks. They have the fireworks show every year at the Nathan Phillips Square.