Every dog has its day
Posted by Cynthia and Ian Chadwell at 13:27 on 27th October 2011
In Nepal, we are just about to celebrate Tihar (or Deepwali as it is sometimes called). There are a number of festival days but today is the day when dogs are worshipped and given tika and garlands of flowers.
Normally, most dogs are not treated that well, certainly the street dogs, so the sudden attention must come as a shock.
Pari, our landlord’s dog, had been garlanded and tika-ed by the time the children came home from school. We thought you’d like to see a picture.
The Festival of Lights is tomorrow and the children are off school on Friday. A number of churches will have special programmes during this week.
Pray that these would go well and that new believers would be supported by their congregations as this is a purely family holiday but with lots of Hindu worship thrown in.