CREATIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE DIWALI 2020
CREATIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE DIWALI 2020
- USE DIYAS INSTEAD OF CHINESE LIGHTS
- GO ORGANIC FOR MAKING RANGOLI
- TRY TO GO LESS ON CRACKERS
- USE VIDEO CALL APP TO MEET YOUR LOVED ONES
- AVOID GLITTER PAPERS
- BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDING
- MAKE MITHAIS AT HOME
- PLANT A SAPLING
- DECORATE YOUR HOME SWEET HOME
- D FOR DIWALI, D FOR DONATE
Diwali is also known as the festival of lights and is grandeur celebrated all over India.
Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals in India, where people love it to celebrate traditionally, this festival widely celebrated in India across communities is a time of family bonding, conversations, and thinking beyond oneself. Lamps are lit, sweets made, shared, and savored, gifts exchanged, good times relished and relationships nurtured.
But now when the whole world is suffering from the pandemic it gets difficult to celebrate it in the same way as before, so here we are with the 10 creative ways you should celebrate your Diwali.
USE DIYAS INSTEAD OF CHINESE LIGHTS
Go for the good old oil diyas that are bio-degradable and cost-effective. You can also use some innovative lighting alternatives by using wheat dough, orange peels, and coconut shells as DIY diyas. This will reduce electricity consumption and wastage during the festive days.
GO ORGANIC FOR MAKING RANGOLI
Rangoli was traditionally a way to feed the birds and little animals during the festive days. You can embark on a journey to the past and use colorful food grains and natural colors for your Rangoli. A much more eco-friendly and satisfying way to celebrate Diwali won’t you say?
TRY TO GO LESS ON CRACKERS
Try and avoid wasting your money on firecrackers. As firecrackers leave the city hazy, noisy, and littered with waste the next morning, the best way to celebrate Diwali is to go firecracker-free. As firecrackers leave the air hazy and the surroundings full of noise, and we wake up to the streets littered with waste the next morning. Although, some may argue that Diwali without crackers is not fun, for a cleaner future we may give them up or use them as less as we can or try to go for eco-friendly crackers.
USE VIDEO CALL APP TO MEET YOUR LOVED ONES
well, it’s not a great time to meet your family and friends in physically close contact. But without them, Diwali doesn’t seem to be a Diwali, so it’s better to use video call apps such as Zoom, and google video call to celebrate your Diwali.
#STAY AWAY STAY CLOSE and be safe.
AVOID GLITTER PAPERS
CREATIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE DIWALI 2020- Avoid those rolls of shiny, glittery wrapping paper which can be used only once. Buy plain paper, some non-toxic paint, and unleash your creativity. Old newspapers also make for a great foundation to paint your wishes on and add a wonderful personal touch to your present. If that seems too dull, you could even use old stoles, to wrap up gifts. Be a little unique and stand out in the crowd.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDING
A celebration is a true celebration if it’s joyous for everyone. Create a space in your area where dogs and cats feel safe. Feed them so that they don’t get burn injuries when they are searching for food. Comfort a terrified stray or give shelter in your building corridor to a nervous cat.
MAKE MITHAIS AT HOME
As mentioned, a festival with literally incomplete without a variety of sweets. Sweets being an important part of any Indian festival, should be taken care of before any other thing. But what’s new in buying a couple of mithai boxes and gifting them? Why don’t you try making sweets at home? Begin with simple recipes like coconut laddoos, malai Sandesh, and pedas.
PLANT A SAPLING
With today’s rising level of air pollution, if you still choose to firecrackers or arrange a firework show, then commit to planting a sapling as well. This is important to balance the nature around us. So, plant more-and-more trees and get associated with the greater good of mankind this Diwali festival.
DECORATE YOUR HOME SWEET HOME
You could always buy items to decorate your house from various shops, but why not get a bit more creative? You can use old sarees to decorate the walls and once you get into the mode, a lot of other ideas to decorate your house shall start coming to you. Fresh Marigold, Rose, and Rajnigandha garlands can also add an experiential element to the decor and it will keep your home fragrant and fresh amid all the smoke from crackers.
D FOR DIWALI, D FOR DONATE
Diwali is all about celebrating, so why not celebrate it by lighting up a home or needy person’s face.
You can start by giving sweets and candles to the children, donating clothes, and blankets to the needy because it feels good when you make others happy.