This year we asked au pairs to submit a picture of them celebrating a holiday while on program with Au Pair in America.

Submitted by Alison M. from South Africa in Carol Steinman’s Westport, CT cluster.

“The photo was taken in the winter of a celebration called Diwali, it is an Indian celebration and I got my host family to celebrate with me. Using Indian dots on their forehead and I made a feast of Indian dishes. It was an awesome celebration!