My family is lucky enough to live near an amazing Hindu temple in Lilburn Georgia. We visited there last year for one of his college courses and attended one of their worship ceremonies (we aren't Hindu so it was cool to see what they do). They have a beautiful celebration for Diwali with light shows, fireworks, music, etc and we have time to go this year.
So I'm wondering, what's the proper sort of etiquette for going to a Diwali celebration at a temple? I already know to dress conservatively but what's the appropriate western clothing to wear to this sort of thing? Should my husband wear jeans with a collared shirt or something a little nicer? Is it better for me to wear a long skirt or pants? Do we bring some cash for offerings?
It may sound silly but I don't want to be rude, we will already sort of stick out of the crowd a bit :P I'm a henna artist and I'm hoping to see some beautiful hands while I'm there, do you think women would mind if I asked if I could photograph their hands?
I just really do not want to be rude by accident, the people at this temple are so friendly and welcoming :) Thanks!