This November, Sasaki has been bustling with festive activities! Our Cultural High Holidays initiative encourages our diverse staff to share their traditions with the office through presentations, activities, and food. Cultural High Holidays are important to the practice at Sasaki because we feel it reinforces and strengthens the importance of diverse viewpoints, deepens understanding, and improves collaboration.
We began November with a weeklong observance of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. The celebrations culminated in a large feast of Indian food and a wonderful presentation about Diwali traditions from around the world. The office was decorated with chalkboard Rangoli art, flower petal designs, and paper lanterns—a common element in the festival of light and color.
Mid-month, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our annual office-wide potluck, bringing people together over delicious food made entirely by Sasakians. The potluck is also an opportunity to give back to the community. Asking for a small donation from each diner, we raised $1,640 for the Middlesex Human Services Agency (MHSA). The funds will help support MHSA’s programs addressing homelessness and substance abuse throughout the City of Boston and the Metro Boston area.
Keep scrolling for photos of the festivities.