Diwali, or Deepawali, the Festival of Light, marks an official holiday in many countries around the World, and a celebration amongst Hindu communities in others. It’s a five day festival, and an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Singapore , Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. This year it starts on November 3, 2013.
Firstly, for regular customers, this will affect our Singapore office – but if you care to leave a message, we’ll get back to you soonest. Otherwise, feel free to call our central office in the UK. (You can find the numbers and details here: contact Global Integration).
And secondly, but equally important, is how this affects us all in the Workplace. In 2011 we wrote some of those thoughts up in a post, which we think you’ll still enjoy – This week: Diwali. This year we’re posting it a little earlier so that you genuinely have time to prepare – after all, five days out of a work project is a fair amount of time, and it’s very easy when you live somewhere to forget that others, elsewhere, won’t be celebrating with you.
Let’s join the celebration
We’d love to know how you are celebrating Diwali. How’s it celebrated in your workplace? Do you work with people who are celebrating, and how does your workplace respond?
We’ll get some luxury Indian sweets delivered to the person with the best answer. You can share here, send your photos to claire[@]www.global-integration.com (taling out the brackets) for posting here or on our Facebook page, or tweet them to @GlobalInteg on Twitter. (Email the same address (above) if you’d like to add to our Pinterest board for Diwali: https://www.pinterest.com/globalpicks/)