Diwali, a festival of lights, happiness and a time of the reunion of families, is around the corner. It is one of the biggest Indian festival and people celebrate it in the biggest way they can. But one of the most practiced way to celebrate this auspicious festival is by burning firecrackers. People across the country on the occasion of Diwali burn firecrackers full of big-bang sounds and lights but also causes pollution. Firing firecrackers is one form to celebrate this festival which people loves the most but it is also the one which causes a lot of air pollution.

However, this year after Supreme Court’s order, the ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), people will not be able to purchase firecrackers and enjoy one of the premiere form of the occasion. But looking at the other side of it, Diwali without firecrackers could also be a good thing to experience. Though thousands of people voluntarily take decision to celebrate Diwali without bursting firecrackers and play their part in saving the environment.

However, there are still many, whose main agenda to celebrate Diwali is to burn firecrackers. But due to ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, people may not get the chance to enjoy this advantage of the festival. So here are some other ways in which the festival of lights, Diwali, can be celebrated and people can create some unforgettable memories.

No firecrackers this Diwali, try these ways to celebrate this festival of lights:

  • As Diwali is the festival of lights, people can indulge themselves in decorating their homes with colourful lights, diyas and can test their artistic talent. People can devote their time in making beautiful rangolis using flowers, colours, diyas, candles, paint, and other stuff.
  • Diwali which is also a festival of joy and to spread happiness, one can also celebrate with children, kids who are not that fortunate in life and lack basic necessities. People can donate the stuff that they can, or try to light someone else life.
  • Get together with your loved ones and party! People can organise theme parties, dance parties with their friends, families by lighting bonfire, playing music etc.
  • For those love cooking, then set an agenda this Diwali to prepare homemade sweets. There are variety of options like Ladoos, Barfi, Kheer, and other desi items.
  • Diwali is also a festival when people visit their relatives, friends and exchange gifts that include sweets, toys, clothes etc. But this Diwali, say no to firecrackers and put your art, imagination in creating your homemade gifts. People can create homemade greeting, sweets and other stuff from their own imagination. 

First Published | 10 October 2017 12:08 PM
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