Marigolds for festive cheer

A woman picking marigold flowers used to make garlands and temple offerings for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal, this week. The festival is better known as Deepavali in Singapore and Malaysia.
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A woman picking marigold flowers used to make garlands and temple offerings for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal, this week. The festival is better known as Deepavali in Singapore and Malaysia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2017, with the headline 'Marigolds for festive cheer'. Print Edition | Subscribe