DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION |
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in the southern hemisphere). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
Leading up to Diwali, celebrants prepare by cleaning, renovating and decorating their homes and offices. Revelers dress in their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with lamps and candles, offer prayers to the goddess of prosperity, light fireworks, share feasts and share gifts. It’s a major cultural event for those who celebrate the holiday.
The preparations and related rituals of the festival typically last five days, with the climax occurring on the third day coinciding with the a darkest night of the Hindu Lunisolar month.
On behalf RSM’s InspirAsian and Interfaith employee network groups and the rest of our 9,000+ employees nationwide, here’s a wish for you: May your life be as colorful and magical as the lights of Diwali!
Mark Kydes, National Leader – RSM Interfaith Employee Network Group
Kate Seitz, National Leader – RSM InspirAsian Employee Network Group
Our InspirAsian network engages the ﬁrm’s Asian professionals in career development opportunities and cultural events