Awesome things you should do this Diwali!
I’m sure the festival of lights fascinates every Indian to a great extent. When it comes to Diwali, the most common thing a youngster in our gen next world would think about doing, is catching up with old friends, indulging in booze and not to forget the firecrackers. And before you know it, the glorified festival of lights is over. So why not ditch the conventional monotonous rut and come up with something new this time? Diwali comes once a year. So get into the festive spirit. Go out of your way. Make this Diwali different and a whole lot better by indulging in certain things that make you happy. Here’s a list of 10 awesome things you should definitely try doing this Diwali.
Diwali is the perfect time to make yourself and your loved ones feel good, and what better than shopping. Just lose those money restraints for a bit and buy all that stuff you’ve had your eyes on. Give your house a complete makeover. It’ll last you a long time. Trust me.
2. Design a Rangoli
Making Rangolis have been an essential part of Diwali since a very long time. It takes a lot of creativity and skills but the end results can be totally jaw-dropping. So indulge yourself into this intricate art and see the colorful aura that surrounds your house once you’re done.
3. Take the responsibility of cleaning your house for once
This is a good time to give your house a new and a better look. If your house resembles a garbage dumpster, it is time to pull up your socks and go on a major house cleaning spree. It is believed that on the occasion of Diwali, goddess Laxmi visits every household bringing luck and prosperity for the whole family. To welcome the goddess, people clean their houses and decorate them with lights and diyas.
4. Try making gifts instead of buying them
It’s the effort that counts. Anybody can go to a shop and buy a present. If you really care about them, you must put in a little extra effort. The smile on their face when you give it to them is going to make everything worth it. Trust me.
5. Give away your old clothes
Why hold on to the things that you don’t need any more. Be it old clothes, toys, shoes, book or anything else. There’s always someone who needs the things that you don’t. Bring a smile on someone’s face. Give away stuff that you don’t need.
6. Patch things up with people you haven’t talked to in a while
There’s nothing worse than holding grudges against someone. Especially against an old friend. So pick up the phone and call them. Tell them that you’re sorry. That you’d like them to be with you this festive reason. You’ll soon see the tension melting away.
7. Spend time with your family
No matter how caught up you are, never forget to spend time with your family. People always like their loved ones to be close to them during the festive season. Plan outings with them, get the whole family together and try finding out what each one has been up to.
8. Cook a meal for your parents
Remember how your mom cooks for you every time? Well it’s time to pay back. Learn a new recipe, try it out and make the dish for your parents. It doesn’t have to be perfect. They’ll love it anyway. Trust me.
9. Get to know your neighbors
Diwali is an opportunity for people to get together with their friends and relatives. Get to know the people who live around your house. Invite them over, talk to them or just walk over to their place and wish them a Happy Diwali. You’ll make a lot of new friends this way.
10. Instead of firecrackers, light sky lanterns this time
Yes. We are all aware of the adverse effects that firecrackers have on our environment but yet somehow we continue to turn a blind eye to it. Apart from the hazardous air and noise pollution and adding to the cause of global warming, it also has a traumatizing effect on our pets. So why not let it go and find something better? Something safe. Something beautiful. Like sky lanterns.
“They say happiness is like a boomerang. You send it away and it comes back”