India is a land of diverse culture and traditions. Hundreds of festivals are celebrated here in a year, giving it at least one occasion for festivities and celebrations in every month. Despite a clutter of festivals, the Diwali festival in the country holds a special place. It is one of the most auspicious and grand occasions celebrated with great zeal and warmth among all races and religions in the country, not only from religious, but also from aesthetic aspects of this festival. People indulge themselves in a number of activities to utilize their holidays in the best possible way. In this article, we have provided the common activities of Diwali
Fun Activities For Deepavali
Playing cards is a good old tradition of Diwali. It is the one of the best pastimes for the occasion. While playing cards, be sure not to keep a lot of money on stake. You may play cards without gambling as well. Rummy is a popular game of cards. Apart from card games, you can utilize the time in playing indoor games such as 'dumb charades', 'pass the parcel', 'musical chair', and outdoor games such as 'scavenger hunt', 'hide and seek' etc.
It is said that Diwali is incomplete without bursting crackers. Although people are well aware of the harmful effects of the chemical, noise and pollution emitted by the crackers, they would not mind bursting them, on the occasion of Diwali. The best way to ensure that you do not do much harm to your environment is to use crackers that do not make much noise and are safe to use. Children should burst crackers only under the guidance of adults.
Diwali is a festival when people feast on lavish meal. Delicious sweets are prepared by the women, to serve on sumptuous dinner and lunch. You may call upon and host a dinner or lunch. Although feasting is not mandatory for Diwali, many households take immense pleasure in hosting lunch or dinner, because they get a chance to strengthen their social ties, through the get-together.
Cleaning And Decorating Home
The home is scrub cleaned few days prior to the festival, in order to welcome Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of Wealth. People ensure that every nook and corner of their home and premises is cleaned. Apart from cleaning, they would decorate their place with flower garlands, torans, wall hangings, embellishments made of bells and mirrors etc. Making rangoli is a beautiful aspect of the festival.
Beautiful crafts are made on the occasion of Diwali. People who have a creative mind explore their surroundings and collect items that can be used to make beautiful embellishments for their home. Making diya is a popular activity, because it gives them the opportunity to illuminate their home with a wide variety of diyas. Kids especially feel special about making decorative items on their own.
It can be said that cooking is an inevitable activity for Diwali. This is largely because during the season, numerous varieties of mouth-watering sweets are prepared. Cooking is something that keeps the people, who have interest in the culinary art, busy for many days.