Diwali is a festival that marks the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair. However, in recent years the excessive use of firecrackers has not only put a great strain on the environment but has also put people’s health at stake.
While the celebrations may seem fun, but their consequences are certainly not. Every year after Diwali the pollution increases to dangerous levels. Due to this, people suffer from major respiratory diseases.
Here are a few ways to ensure that this year’s Diwali is smokeless, noiseless and enjoyable at the same time:
1) Decorate your house better than your neighbour's house
Cleanliness is godliness and beauty is happiness. Help your mom in the cleaning of the house. Light up your home from inside and outside.
2) Meet your family and friends
The best part of Diwali is getting together with your family and friends. Though there could be some relatives who you don’t want to meet but a little mingling will do you no harm.
3) Donate things to the NGOs
Instead of wasting money on firecrackers, how about donating that amount to the people who are less fortunate. Though it isn’t necessary for you to donate on Diwali only but bringing smile on the faces of people on this auspicious day will certainly make you feel good.
4) Shop until you drop
Whenever we think of Diwali, shopping is the first thing that comes to our mind. There is so much to buy. Spend your time shopping traditional attire, decoration for your home and then think of creative ideas to decorate your house with them. Shop for new trendy clothes and get yourself instagram post ready!
5) Make Rangoli
The most exciting part of Diwali is making a colorful rangoli which will brighten up your verandah. Try out some quirky and simple rangoli designs.
6) Cook and eat sweets
We all relish eating sweets on Diwali. How about making a few of them? Even if you don’t like cooking there is no harm in getting some appreciation for your first ever dish. If you do love cooking, then Diwali should be your favourite festival.
Here's wishing you all a happy and prosperous Diwali.
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