While Daylight Savings last weekend gave me a much-needed extra hour of sleep, I’m haven’t loved the fact that it now gets dark before 5:00pm. I’m a big fan of sunshine but I’m not exactly the earliest riser, so the extra hour of light that Daylight Savings is supposed to create really has the opposite effect of making my days a lot darker than I’m used to.

What with the shorter days, colder nights, and chillier winds, I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed by the onset of winter. Luckily for me Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is right around the corner and promises to bring some much needed warmth into this weekend!

One of the biggest festivals celebrated in South Asia, Diwali marks the beginning of a new year on the Hindu Calendar and signifies the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. This Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 in Smail Gallery, come celebrate this festival with music and delicious Indian food, hosted by MASECA. While the days might be getting darker, Smail Gallery will certainly be lit up this Friday night with music, friendship, good food, and of course, lights!

Curious what other fun events can brighten up your weekend? Check out Bump’s newsfeed to stay up to date on all the necessary activities for driving away gloomier days.

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Written by Eva Harmon, Class of 2019 at Macalester

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