The Festival of Lights is back again with the same excitement as every year as it is the festival of happiness and reunion. This festival is all about praying and sharing the joy and bonding with goddess Laxmi for peace and prosperity.
Many of you might not be aware of why Diwali is the most awaited festival in North India. If you are wondering the reason behind why it is celebrated with full devotion, keep reading. On this auspicious day, Lord Rama returns to Ayodhya after winning from Ravana and rescued Sita. Diwali is the day to celebrate their victory and for welcoming them after 14 years of exile. This festival depicts the victory of good over evil.
It is celebrated after 20 days of Dussehra, for 5 days where each day depicts a specific meaning. Although the festival lasts five days, preparation for the celebration starts a month earlier. Diwali is one of the biggest and entertaining festivals in which a lot of activities are performed from cleaning to enjoyment.
At this time every place is lit up with candles and decorated with diyas which enhance the beauty of the environment. Another mandatory thing that is performed like a ritual is cleaning each and every corner of the house, purchasing gifts, decorations, sweets, and many more. All these things are important but the most crucial thing you should keep in mind is that you celebrate this festival in an eco-friendly manner without any hindrance in your happiness.
As in 2020, everything changed due to covid-19, this time it might be possible that you celebrate Diwali in a different manner because safety is the priority along with enjoyment.
We have come up with an article to tell you how you can celebrate this Diwali differently with the touch of tradition simultaneously.
How To Celebrate Festivals Of Light
There are certain ways you can follow for recreation of this Diwali celebration and keeping the spirit of the occasion high.
Lightening Up The Surroundings
It starts with cleaning your house and workplaces as cleanliness is the way to godliness. After this you can decorate your houses as this time you can find really unique decorative materials. Decoration can be done by vibrant lights, flowers, plants, lamps, and rangolis which is like a ritual. Another thing which is a shining star of this festival is candles and diyas which elaborate the beauty of decor all around.
Delectable Food And Sweets
Tempting food and sweets are other reasons that make this festival special. In every house delicious food is prepared to enjoy the Kheer, Gulab Jamunfestival as gettogether happens and along with food. You can’t ignore sweets like Kheer, Gulab Jamun, and many more.
Be Environment Friendly
Although crackers are also an important part of celebrating Diwali from some years back it has been reduced. The focus is shifted to eco-friendly Diwali for the benefit of the environment by reducing pollution which has increased over years.
This time Diwali is going to be really different from earlier times because of this pandemic you have to take care of every precaution to be safe.
Best Time For Shoppers
Shopping is an all-time favorite of every individual but at this time excitement is at another level. Visiting the lit up markets for shopping of traditional clothes, requirements of pooja, and other essentials. But this time try to opt for online shopping rather than stepping out to crowded marketplaces. Out of the five-day celebration of Diwali, one day is dedicated to purchasing gold called “Dhanteras”. North Indians consider it very auspicious.
You can find out the perfect traditional outfit options here.
Be Unique This Diwali
You can celebrate this Diwali through virtual gathering rather than meeting face to face like old times and maintain social distance if you are going to meet your friends and relatives and keep wearing masks constantly. It might sound boring and difficult but is a necessity for the situation.
I just want to highlight that this is an opportunity to change the old pattern of your Diwali celebration. Spend time with your family, dress up in amazing outfits, exchange meaningful gifts, eat homemade dishes and sweets. The one thing to make sure of is to take every precaution, for the safety of yourself as well as the environment. Be safe and make your Diwali happy and joyful.