Unusual view from today. One of my student's house was having this kind of decorations and ornaments at their home.
So, It's Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu Lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. So they put many Hindu statues and also some dolls and souvenirs from their holiday travel around the world.
Interesting, seeing different culture from other country.
Dussehra is one of the most significant festivals of the Hindu religion. It is a ten days long festival celebrated all through the country by the Hindu people with great enthusiasm. First nine days involves the worship of goddess Durga that’s why called as Navratra festival. On the tenth day people celebrate Navratra by burning the cartoon of the demon king, Ravana. The festival of Dussehra falls in the month of September or October just two or three weeks before the festival of Diwali. This festival is celebrated by worshipping the Hindu Goddess Durga. Devotees of the Lord Rama and Durga keep fast for the first and last day or whole nine days and worship the Goddess Durga. Nine days or Navratra is also known as Durga puja when goddess Durga is worshipped in her nine forms.
People celebrate Dussehra festival means tenth day as Vijay Dashmi by organising a big fair or Ram-Lila where they show the dramatic life history of the Lord Rama. The Ram-Lila fair indicates the legends behind celebrating the Vijay Dashmi which are Lord Rama and Ravana. It shows the whole history of kidnapping of Seeta, victory of Rama and defeat and kill of demon king, Ravana and his son, Meghnath and brother, Kumbhkaran. Real people play the role of Rama, Lakshman, Seeta, and Hanuman however they make the paper statue of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran. In the end, they burn all the three statues of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran to show the victory of Lord Rama and killing of Ravana with the sound of fire-crackers.