Our good friend Suryia stays with us; already in India he had proposed to make a fire ceremony in our garden. That was a good idea.

Amrit and Suryia

Amrit and Suryia

We thought it good to invite the neighbors. Each was welcome and also the people who did not want to come knew at least what the chanting was about in the garden next door.

Neighbors Jemme and Pheadra

Neighbors Jemme and Pheadra

Because of the late timing of the invitation many people had already made other plans. Still enough family and neighbors showed up to make it a special afternoon.
At the same time as we held the ceremony two gardens away there was a birthday. At a certain moment all party-goers were singing out loudĀ  “happy birthday to you”.
it gave something special to the ceremony!
Amrit and a piece of Pijke

Amrit and a piece of Pijke