Doorsteps brimming with the lights, hue of sparkle rising amidst the gloomy night, decorated markets; yes you get that right we are near to the Diwali stretch. Diwali festival is knocking the doors, it’s the time to celebrate togetherness and cherish the assorted little moments and memories connected with this special festival – the festival of lights. Diwali is the most delightful and colossal festival of India. Everyone gorge on lush sweets and traditional food, decorate and spruce up their homes, light diyas and alluring candles. The preparations of Diwali set up a long time before the festival, entire house buzzes with happening and activities which demands the presence of entire family.
Time to think about it
Diwali festival tends to bring joy with its arrival. Everyone have their childhood memories attached to this festival. From young ones to elderly everyone gets excited about the celebrations of Diwali, so it comes as no surprise that Diwali is the much desired and looked-for time of the year. As per the mythological part, Diwali is celebrated to mark the victory of goodness over evil but if we look up today, does the goodness really exist or prevail? There is no denial to the fact that the firecrackers associated with Diwali celebrations are heftily arising problems for our precious nature and environment. Burning of firecrackers on Diwali results in the discharge of harmful gases and smoke in the environment. Fireworks lead to noise and air pollution. We need to understand what we are doing to our environment as the ill impacts will jump on to us ultimately. It is a big fault of all of us, we the celebrators.
Time for an eco-friendly Diwali
Is the prominence of Diwali restricted to fireworks only? No this festival holds the much higher significance and celebration. Instead we should focus much on initiating an eco-friendly Diwali. Let’s step up to celebrate a smokeless Diwali this time and for the rest of years coming as well. It is the high time we celebrate Diwali naturally with least environmental consequence, it is the time to opt eco-friendly Diwali.
Ways to go green this Diwali
This blog will unroll numerous ways to celebrate Diwali without causing harm to our environment.
- Sidestep Crackers: Shunning crackers is the first and foremost step towards green Diwali. Say no to crackers as they tend to make the environment hazy and smoky. Make sure to celebrate your Diwali without any firecracker as your personal efforts will also be counted and help in putting down the pollution level to some extent at least.
- Say yes to earthy diyas: Go earthy and avoid electric diyas and candles. One can use the old oil diyas which are biodegradable as well as cost effective with a glimpse of tradition. Some options for DIY diyas are clay, orange peels, coconut shells etc. Reduce the usage of high lightings and go for LED if necessary.
- Gift a Plant: Pitch into the green gifts. You are going green this Diwali then why not to gift a plant that not only looks good but also add to the happy environment. Plants like kitchen herbs, air purifying plants and bonsai etc. are a good option for eco-friendly Diwali.
- Handmade Gifts: Say yes to handmade gifts. What could be more special and remarkable than gifting your loved ones personalized gifts. Gift them something with a personal touch made from recycled material, they will remember for their lives. One can also wrap these gifts with colored newspapers.
- Biodegradable Rangoli: Diwali and rangoli go hand in hand. In place of using artificial colors, make your rangoli with flowers, rice and pulses. It is also a great way to feed the birds around us. Flowers such as rose, lotus and their leaves can be used to make a unique and beautiful rangoli.
- Give sweets a miss this time: Give the sugary sweets a miss this Diwali and go for honey hampers, exotic tea, natural fruit juice, homemade cookies. Keep a check on your sugar intake and be healthy this Diwali.
This Diwali Get together with loved ones
This Diwali meet your friends, loved ones, relatives and celebrate this occasion together rather than just sticking with mobile phones and taking pictures. Take a time to cherish the moments of togetherness and feel the festivity of Diwali. Diwali is all about being with your family and friends so get up and make some plans to reunite with your loved ones.