There will be a cultural based festival, and I was invited to that. But from my religious point of view it's 100% against of my principles.
Actually it's just a new year festival, and it's based on Astrology, and it's against the Buddhist teachings that I follow.
I have discussed this matter with my senior, according to her what she told me is to mention a little lie like I'm busy with some academics etc, instead of the real religious reason why I decided not to attend the celebration and their workshops.
It's not a big lie like "I got 7 year experience in C# and windows programming UI/UX"( that I don't have ) in a job interview right?
So my question is, is it still not okay even a small lie that does not hurt anybody, but will manage everything?