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Sasaki Celebrates India Week

To commemorate India’s festivals of harvest, Sasaki celebrated India Week—a week of activities inspired by the country’s diversity and the change in seasons.

The celebration took place as one of our cultural high holiday festivals, a fun and informative way to engage the whole Sasaki community in the cultures that make our firm such a special place.

For each day of India Week, Sasaki’s Boston, Denver, and New York offices participated in an activity dedicated to one aspect of the harvest festivals: rangoli art-making, a kite walk, a big gala full of food and dancing, and a laddoo-making workshop.

Rangoli Art

The art of rangoli is an ancient tradition in India that involves creating intricate patterns and designs using colored powder or rice. Rangoli is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the household. Sasakians created their own designs using colored powder, flower petals, and paint.

Ringing in Spring with a Kite Walk

During the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti in the state of Gujarat, India, kite flying is a popular tradition. Kites are flown to celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring, as well as to honor the Sun God.

On day two of India Week, we walked to Boston Common to fly our kites.

The Big Gala

The highlight of the week was a celebration with music, food, and dancing. Sasakians learned about the significance of the harvest festivals, played a game of bingo, and learned bhangra, a type of folk dance. India Week organizers also surprised us with a flash mob!

Ending on a Sweet Note

To end the week, we learned how to make laddoo, a small round dessert made with chickpea flour.

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