Bhubaneswar, Nov 7: Diwali, one of the biggest festivals, is just around the corner and the excitement is obvious. Celebrated with great fervor nationwide, it is eagerly anticipated every year.
Families eagerly await the chance to spend this special day with their loved ones, adorning their homes with vibrant colors and illuminating lights. New clothes are purchased to mark the occasion, and children eagerly anticipate receiving special gifts.
Additionally, people pay worship to Goddess Kali and Goddess Lakshmi on this auspicious day, and homemade sweets and delicacies are lovingly prepared and enjoyed with family and friends.
While bursting crackers is a popular tradition during Diwali, it's essential to acknowledge the adverse environmental effects they bring. Crackers contribute significantly to air and noise pollution, posing harm to both humans and animals. Furthermore, the waste generated from crackers presents a challenge for proper disposal.
As we gear up for this special day, let's explore alternative ways to celebrate Diwali without resorting to crackers:
- Illuminate with Diyas: Opt for organic and eco-friendly diyas to add a beautiful glow to your home. Let happiness radiate through every corner, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
- Create Homemade Sweets: Embrace the tradition of preparing Diwali-special sweets and desserts, from delectable kaju katli to mouthwatering laddoos. Spend quality time with loved ones while crafting these delightful treats for guests.
- Host a House Party: Celebrate the festival by gathering your dear ones under one roof. Share laughter, stories, and create cherished memories together.
- Embellish Your Home: Transform your living space with an array of lights and colors. Consider crafting small DIY decorative items to adorn your main door and living area, adding a personal touch to the festivities.
- Exchange Thoughtful Gifts: Show your affection by gifting your loved ones meaningful presents that convey your care and appreciation this Diwali.
By embracing these alternative celebrations, we can still experience the joy and spirit of Diwali while minimizing the impact on the environment. Wishing you a happy and eco-friendly Diwali!