Diwali is a festival that is synonymous with family get-togethers and rejoicing. It comes as a welcome relief from the stressful days at work and mundane things we have to do on a daily basis. There is no doubt that spending some time with family and friends is one of the best stress-busters ever. Make your Diwali even more memorable with these activities that are meant for the entire family.
1. Light up the house together:
Decorating and lighting up the house is a common activity during Diwali, and the entire family takes part in it. One can have plenty of fun, even as one is engaged in the chore of cleaning and beautifying one’s home. Also, it is a great way to spend quality time with near and dear with whom you hardly get time to interact otherwise. To add color, you can make a rangoli. Earthen lamps, candles, and lights can be placed in and around your house for a magical look and ambiance.
2. Take a road trip:
If you love to travel, one way to enjoy Diwali would be to go on a road trip with friends and family. It could be a place nearby where you can spend the day and night, enjoying Diwali celebrations in a different place. People belonging to a different culture or city may celebrate Diwali in a different manner, and you could learn some new things.
3. Cook your favorite recipes together:
Diwali is a time for cooking up a feast and enjoying sweets and special dishes. One way to celebrate together would be to cook a festive meal together. The entire family, right from the grandparents to the little ones, can be roped in to help in the kitchen, and they will surely be fired with enthusiasm as they get to eat some tasty stuff after all the work. This is definitely an activity that scores high on the fun quotient.
4. Shopping expedition:
During the Diwali season, it rains offers and discounts on all categories of products. New clothes, household equipment, vehicles, jewelry, and more are often purchased during this time. So a grand shopping expedition with the entire family in tow is sure to be a lot of fun.
5. Give to the needy:
While you are busy celebrating, do not forget those who are not as lucky as you. Visit an orphanage or old age home with the entire family and spend some time with the inmates, distributing sweets, firecrackers, new clothes, etc. This act alone will suffice to bring you a shower of blessings from God.
6. Offer prayers:
Amidst all the rejoicing, do not forget to be grateful for your blessings. Every religious festival has certain rituals and ceremonies for the Gods. So, this Diwali, have a Lakshmi pooja to which you can invite friends and relatives. Alternatively, you can make a visit to a temple, along with your family, to offer prayers.
7. Visit your friends:
Meet your friends, neighbors, and relatives in a social setting. This will put you into a festive mood like nothing else can. The company of people you care for and who care about you can enhance the joy of celebrating Diwali.
8. Play games together:
Diwali is when everyone is at home, and nobody is thinking about office work or studies. This is a perfect time to get the whole family together and play some indoor or outdoor games (if there is an open area nearby, like a park). Since parks have opened in many places, you could take your family to the park and let the inner child within you take over. You could even pack a picnic hamper and have a picnic in the park.
Family is precious for all of us, and a festival is an ideal time to show how much you love and appreciate them. By taking part in the above-mentioned fun activities during Deepavali, you and your family can have a wonderful time and a memorable Diwali.