It’s time to take a break from studies as Diwali rolls around! Diwali is a festive occasion of lights and colours. Children look forward to getting up early, wearing new clothes and above all, bursting crackers throughout the day. But not this year, as the Supreme Court has limited the time for bursting crackers in India.
Come on, children, why the long face? Diwali can still be fun without bursting crackers all day long. After all, the court’s ruling is only to prevent pollution and protect your health. So, let us all welcome this verdict and plan this Diwali differently. There are many great Diwali activities you can still perform.
Awesome Things to Do This Diwali Instead of Bursting Crackers
1. Visit Friends and Relatives
The Diwali period is usually hectic with most of the time spent in bursting crackers and eating sweets. Why not take time to visit your close relatives and friends? Diwali is the right occasion to seek the blessings of elders. Enjoy this festivity with family and friends and revel in the warmth of their love.
2. Clean the House
Elders clean the house and get rid of all the dust and dirt to purify the atmosphere and usher in the lights and glow into their homes. Why not lend them a helping hand in transforming your house to give off positive vibrations? Help your parents clean the house and decorate it with lights and flowers to welcome prosperity into your home.
You can also volunteer to clean up a neighborhood park or eliminate trash at the beach. Who knows? You might make some friends in the process.
3. Make Your Own Diwali Cards and Gifts
It’s time to get creative this Diwali! We all know that an item being handmade instantly increases its value. This Diwali, make your own special cards and gifts and send it to your friends and relatives. Add your own colours, shapes, and designs. Watch them beam with pleasure as they see your thoughtfulness. They will surely be touched by this kind gesture.
4. Brighten Up Your Home with Colours
Now that you’ve cleaned your house and created colourful cards, why not combine them and colour your house? Spruce up your abode. Decorate your home with rangoli and flowers and place earthen lamps everywhere. Your home will look like heaven on Earth, and will surely amaze any and all visitors.
5. Try Your Hand at Cooking
Diwali is a sweet festival, especially with all those delicious sweets that you can just gorge on. Instead of buying a box of sweets at a store, make this Diwali special through cooking the sweets. You can take pride in making them yourself.
Easy recipes like dry fruit balls, chocolate peda, and more can be done with a little adult help. We found these 15 recipes for sweets that you can make at home. Make sure you cook in a safe manner.
6. Visit a Temple
Diwali is a joyful occasion marking the homecoming of Lord Rama to Ayodhya and the death of the evil giant Narakasura by Lord Krishna. This is why it’s the festival of lights and signifies the victory of good over evil. The religious overtones are very apparent.
Diwali is an auspicious occasion. Make it more promising by visiting a temple or holy shrine with your parents. Feel positive vibrations flow through you as you hear the tinkling of temple bells and breathe in the fragrance of ghee-lit diyas and agarbathis. Get energized in the presence of God during Diwali.
7. Spend Diwali with the Less Fortunate
Diwali is all about caring and sharing. Spend your time at an orphanage or destitute home with people who really need your presence to light up their Diwali. Make this Diwali memorable for them with your presence and presents. Donate to charity or perform other charity work.
You can also visit an old-age home or a hospital and spend time with the old or the ailing. Such people will truly appreciate your gesture as they long for company more than anything else.
8. Organize a Party
Diwali is a time for fun and festivity, and you don’t need crackers for that. Organize a party with a song and dance and invite all your friends and neighbors. Add some games like musical chairs and antakshari or dumb charades to this event to make it more fun. To make it more electric, be your own DJ and play on some latest numbers from your music system. Rock on, Diwali is on!
Those were 8 awesome things you can do on Diwali that don’t involve bursting firecrackers.
This Diwali, inspire children to celebrate it in a different way with such awesome ideas instead of bursting crackers and causing pollution. Let children romp and play as the festivity takes over.
Let the sound of laughter be more powerful than the sound of crackers!
LetsPractise wishes you a safe and Happy Diwali!