Diwali is not just a festival but a family time. It is that time of the year when all your near and dear ones are around you. Everybody is in a cheerful mood, especially children celebrating the day dressing up in new clothes, light up diyas everywhere, performing Lakshmi puja and bursting crackers and sparklers.
On this festival, people worship Lord Ganesha as the main god of Hindu faith and Goddess Lakshmi as she is recognized as the goddess of light, wisdom and fortune. Following this festival with prayers and fireworks, people celebrate it with a family feast including sweets. Also, exchange of gifts and sweets between relatives and friends is one of the important activity that people follow on Diwali.
Diwali is also known as the festival of lights as it is traditional to light up your house with an impressive array of candles and small clay oil lamps to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. As a family we spend most of the day preparing the house by cleaning and decorating it before the evening party begins. The evening party is a welcomed excuse for family and friends to come together, enjoy a varied and plentiful selection of flavor some Indian dishes and dance the night away. The house becomes a beacon of light and merriment full of laughter, music and fireworks that mark the celebration.
Exchanging of sweets, dry fruits and gifts are among the popular traditions of Diwali festival. The primary practice behind the exchange of sweets and gifts on Diwali is to strengthen the relation of love, sweetness and bonding and accelerate affection and appreciation. But, when you are choosing gifts, try to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali this year. Instead of crackers and fireworks, you can present decorative diyas, organic cosmetics, raja rani wall hangings, scented candles, etc. Since, Diwali is a religious festival, sending Diwali gifts also is a way of conveying respect, wishes and blessings to your friends and relatives.
On the day like Diwali you will realize the importance of family and friends, without them every special occasion is incomplete. On this Diwali let us all give importance to our family members who are always there to support us through thick and thin. Let’s go home be with them and make the festival a memorable one. Have a wonderful Eco-Friendly Diwali.