Updated: Jan 24
Have you heard of a "Datto" Desi calendar?
This is another example of "tell me you are Desi without telling me you are Desi"!
Many Desi homes, especially Gujarati homes, will have a version of a Desi calendar in their house.
Adults often like to know the "teethi" and "taarikh"(dates) for certain festivals and celebrations through out the year.
We used to receive a parcel from our family in India every year right around Diwali (Indian New Year) with "Mithai"(sweets) and a Datto.
Datto is a small desk calendar with a wire in the back that you attached at the bottom of a cardboard picture. Each day you rip out a page and read the fun messages they have in Gujarati.
Now that we celebrate festivals in different countries and time zones, it is difficult to remember it all. Google doesn't always get it right either.
You can print it and put it on the fridge or even frame it to be reminded of those important dates.
Did you ever have a festivals calendar in your space growing up?
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