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How sharing is key in getting together
Food is a great connector, and has long since been a focal point of getting together. Feasts and dinners are often factored into celebrations, with holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Eid, and Rosh Hashanah culminating in a large shared meal between families and close friends.
For in the Eastern hemisphere, this period also has plenty of holidays and festivities that include the sharing of gifts. Diwali is a religious celebration observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains the world over. It’s a festival of light that is celebrated between October and November, and is associated with Lakshmi – the goddess of prosperity. Gift-giving during this holiday is an age-old tradition that is highly revered. The tradition of gifts is seen as a way of spreading love and prosperity, as well as promoting harmony. Which is the best thing to share, in our opinion.
Gifts don’t have to be physical things either! Rotterdam-based artist and inventor, Daan Roosegaarde, hosts exhibitions that focus on the use of light and darkness to create stunning and dramatic installations. Why not grab a loved one this season and head over to his latest exhibition and share a new experience together?
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Our hostess Eva is a Willem de Kooning Academy student, taking part in art project Kunst blijft slapen. Borrowed from the Dutch center for cultural heritage, five pieces of art spend a couple of weeks in the homes of Rotterdammers. With them, Eva creates a new artwork based on their interaction with the existing work and personal experiences. An inspiring, interactive project, with the results on display at Rotterdam Kunsthal until Sunday November 14.