For office-workers here in Malaysia, this is a wonderful workweek. It's a short workweek of three workdays as opposed to the regular five or six workdays.
Today, Nove 13, Hindus celebrate Diwali or better known here as Deepavali, the Festival of Lights.
On Thurday, Nov 15, Muslims celebrate the first day of the Muslim new year, the year of 1434. The celebration is known here as Awal Muharram.
Both days are public holidays where offices (Government departments and banks included) and schools are closed. Some people take off the in-between days and make it a week-long stretch of holiday.
Let me take this opportunity to wish Hindu readers Happy Deepavali and a card that follows..
..and to Muslim readers, best wishes for a Happy Awal Muharram and the year ahead. (Apologies, couldn't find any ecard available or I didn't know where to look.)
Also, the year-end school holiday has begun (started on Nov 9) and will stretch until Dec 31.
Happy Holidays to All..