With Diwali knocking on our doors, a big question is ticking in our minds – Are we ready to celebrate the festival this year?
This is the time of the year when we celebrate lights, celebrate happiness, celebrate family. It is a time when beautiful memories are made. Sparkling diyas, twinkling fairy lights, mouth-watering delicacies, artsy rangolis, and the presence of friends, family, and loved ones all add to the excitement and revelry. However, with the strict social-distancing laws imposed due to the pandemic, this Diwali might look a little different. But don’t worry, we got you covered! Below are 10 mind-blowing ideas to make this Diwali truly memorable amidst the pandemic.
- Throw a Family Diwali Party
- Mingle with Friends and Relatives over a Video Party
- Get Dressy
- Share Diwali Selfies
- Don’t Forget the Neighbours
- Relive the memories
- Create memories
- Share some love
Throw a Family Diwali Party
As much as it is about lights, Diwali is also a time for family. The pandemic and the rules we are to follow might limit the social mingling intrinsic to Diwali’s occasion, but it shouldn’t stop you from throwing a great Diwali party for your family right at home. Spend quality time with your family, not only lighting up their surroundings but also their heart with your Diwali cheer. Light lamps, play with sparklers, and shoot fireworks into the night sky. In short, bring the festive vibe right home for your family to revel in. For those in doubt, House parties are always fantastic.
Mingle with Friends and Relatives over a Video Party
This year is all about being connected digitally. Hence, video calls can be productive; it’s not necessary to be in the same place if you wish to see someone face-to-face, and in today’s world, distance doesn’t matter. Now it’s time to turn all this knowledge to the advantage of Diwali 2020. Start a video party, including all your friends and relatives, and bring your family together for a Diwali video party.
Diwali is a time for putting your best foot forward, especially in the attire department. Get resplendent with a striking outfit and accessorize with fashionable jewellery. You could
choose to go traditional with kurtas and lehengas or go western chic with dresses and skirts. For the men, a kurta or a sherwani is the go-to outfit of their Diwali wardrobe. Finish off with a cute matching mask for a proper Diwali look. Diwali is a time when everyone looks their best. Don’t forget to take numerous photos of the magical festivities and capture every moment.
Share Diwali Selfies
Selfies will never go old, and the perfect time for a selfie is when everything around you is all done up and glittery. In Short, Diwali. For Diwali, make your family and friends pose for selfies with you and create a group or a page where you can share all of these sparkling moments. Invite others to share their Diwali selfies too to get the festive spirit going.
Don’t Forget the Neighbours
Diwali is the festival of goodwill, camaraderie, and the community coming together. Nothing says ‘Happy Diwali’ better than a gift of homemade dishes and sweets for your neighbours. You could also bring in the festival together with balcony-to balcony interactions or by enjoying the festivities from your roofs. Whose fireworks are the most beautiful is an age old competition that people have on Diwali. Let Diwali 2020 be as fun and exuberant as all the other Diwalis you have enjoyed with your neighbours.
Relive the memories
While you are with your family in the Diwali party, sit together to relive your old memories of Diwali. Create a slideshow or a movie with old pictures of Diwali. You can use any online movie maker for the same. Share the video with your loved ones and bring a smile on their face!
With little indoor activities that you can do this year, make sure you click pictures and videos to capture your moments. This year should be as memorable as previous years, in fact even more!
Share some love
Diwali is incomplete without gifts. It does not matter I you could meet all your favourites, but they should not miss out on the gifts. Pack some cute little goodies and send it across to your loved ones. Let them know you are missing them.