Diwali is the most awaited festival in India. It is that time of the year when we get to spend time with our family. Shopping, sweets, cousins, Diwali puja and crackers, there's a lot that can make us feel nostalgic about this festival. If we think of what Diwali used to be like in our childhood days, we will believe that a lot has changed now.
While the traditions remain the same, the way things are observed has changed a lot over all these years. We have embraced modernity so much that some where we forget the true essence of all the rituals we used to perform back then.
Partying at clubs has taken over the ritual of going to each other's homes to greet them on Diwali. We prefer drinking in clubs instead of performing rituals. We are so busy with our work schedule that we do not have time to celebrate the festival as we used to.
This time, we should try and celebrate the festival as always, like the way we loved it.
If you think hard, Diwali is all about family bonding, sweets, delicious food, and rituals
Why not give your home that much-needed makeover this Diwali ? This is the best time to bring in all the new elements to your home you've always been thinking of. You can start by changing even the bedsheets or drapes. This will give an entirely new look to your home. Changing the location of the furniture of your home will also help you in providing a new look to it. These new elements will motivate you to call your family at home, and you will get to spend more time with your family.
Festivals are the best time to contribute and donate money. It is a part of rituals to provide funds towards the needy. You and your family members can donate money to an orphanage or old-age home. You can also buy gifts or food for children who do not have access to food. Apart from helping human beings, you can also go ahead and help stray animals at festivals. Buy them food or shelter them. They need it a lot during celebrations.
Traditional outfits are an evergreen choice for festivals like Diwali. This Diwali, you can ditch the modern dresses and go conventional with sarees and salwar suits. Sarees make the perfect attire for festivals due to their elegance and simplicity. You can shop from among a wide variety of sarees online available at BlockArt. We have curated the best ethnic fashion just for you. Our latest festive collection caters to the needs of people who want to go ethnic this Diwali. Another outfit that suits the occasion of Diwali is a salwar suit. It is also one of the most comfortable outfits that you can wear at any festival.
No Diwali is ever complete without lighting up your house. You can go traditional here by ditching the modern electric lights and choose to light diyas in your homes. This diyas will not only remind you of our incredible culture but will also help you light up the home of the community who make them. This is indeed the best way to help the poor earn a living.
This was just an idea about how you can celebrate Diwali the traditional way. Whatever you do, make sure that you are enjoying the festival to the fullest with music, dance and a lot of food.
We wish you a Happy Diwali!
Mrs. Preeti is fashion and traditional writer. She loves to write things upon women and men's fashion trends.