Diwali, the festival of lights and firecrackers, is a perfect occasion to revive personal relationships and social ties. Indians all over the world celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. The festivities associated with this festival encourage people to socialize and interact with each other. Such reunions are popularly called 'Diwali Milan'. The series of ceremonious occasions that Diwali brings with itself gives an opportunity to the people to pay visits to their relatives, friends, neighbors and business associates and exchange sweets and gifts with them. Go through the following lines to know more about Diwali Milan.
Diwali Milan is a significant affair, as it is the time when younger
people express respect to the elder one and the latter shower blessings
upon the former. A special friendly and pleasant atmosphere is created
all around, where every one is busy greeting, wishing and exchanging
gifts with one another. The 'Grihalakshmi' (leading woman of a family)
prepares lots of snacks and sweets at home, especially for serving on
Diwali Milan gatherings. The women share these snacks and sweets with
their guests as well as their families. Thus, people cherish the sweet
memories of this festival by sweetening each other's mouth with
mouthwatering variety of eatables.
Till some time back, Diwali Milan was just the formal affair of paying
a visit to the acquaintances' home and exchange gifts and sweets with
them. As the time has changed and so has the trend, Diwali Milan has now
taken the shape of a party, rather than just being a family get
together. Enthralling parties are arranged by people, just a weekend
before the festival, a few days prior to it or on the day itself (in
some cases). Party halls are booked several days before the event. On
the other extent, if it is a traditional family get together, then the
host(s) would arrange a lavish dinner for the guests.
If you are planning to arrange a Diwali Milan for your close friends,
relatives and business associates, then consider spending for the
occasion wisely. In case you are planning to organize a lunch or dinner,
then plan it beforehand. Be sure to select the food and beverages
according to the general taste and preferences of the guests. Include
one or two varieties of sweets in your menu. You may arrange some Diwali
party games for the guests. Since Diwali is known for the game of
playing cards, you may arrange it on the occasion, but be sure not to
involve the bet of money in the game. At the end of the get
together/party, you may present favors to your guests, such as, dinner
set, table cloth, timepiece, photo frame, gift baskets, sweets etc.