Indian New Year in Iceland

by Protima Daryanani


 Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Since I am traveling and wasn't able to properly celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year and festival of lights, I decided to visit the Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey Island in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The artistic vision of Yoko Ono and a tribute to her late husband, John Lennon, the "tower" is made up of fifteen individual beams of light and was envisioned as a way to "give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet."

In that spirit, we wish you all peace and happiness for the new year.