Diwali,the Festival of lights, is around the corner! Hoping that you all are excited to celebrate this festival.
It is the time to celebrate and make some great memories with your loved ones. Spreading sparkle with lamps and diyas,fairy lights, delicious foods, and beautiful Rangolis are gems in the Diwali celebration.
Celebrating Diwali during this pandemic may look a lot different than the usual diwalis. In these Covid-19 times, the word, ‘safe’, doesn’t only imply to crackers but also suggests protecting oneself from the virus. Even though many of us are skeptical about going all out and immerse in the Diwali spirit with others, there will still be some people, who wouldn’t care less to come together and burn a few green crackers. Thus, it is wise to be prepared well in advance. You don’t necessarily have to burst crackers to celebrate the festival; lay your plans and make this Diwali special like every year.
If you are wondering what is the best way to celebrate Diwali we have some ideas up our sleeves to celebrate safe Diwali during a pandemic.
Even though stepping out to celebrate the festival with your neighbors is tempting, staying indoors makes up for a wise decision.
You can have equal fun staying indoors and celebrate it with family – make rangoli together, plan out an extensive Diwali dinner menu, and include a list of interesting activities and games. Memorable conversations, great food and games can light up your festive spirit.
Celebrating the festival of lights over a video call is something unique and different. Though your friends and relatives are far, this sort of celebration makes everyone together and brings you closer.
Make your parents and siblings pose for selfies or click some candid pictures and send them to your family WhatsApp groups. Let your relatives also do the same. It is the best idea to make everyone happy.
Involve your kids and let them offer you a hand while you dish out some delicious Diwali delicacies.
Social distancing is the key:
- If for some reason, you decide to step out of your apartment, consider social distancing norms more seriously. Make sure others too adhere to those rules.
- Always wear a mask and make sure others around you too are following suit.
- Avoid handshakes and hugs and limit yourself to ‘namaste’ or elbow bump to greet others.
- Avoid large gatherings while performing your apartment society’s puja.
- Try not to stay outdoors for too long. Instead of visiting physical shops, you can try some online clothing stores. It saves your time, money, and energy. Wondering how? Many online stores provide Diwali discounts so that you can save more.
This year, Diwali celebrations might not be the same way as it does every year. It might perhaps be low-key or might be a silent celebration with no loud crackers, but don’t let that ruin your celebratory mood. Take it as an opportunity to be around family and enjoy some quiet moments.