10 reasons to love the festival of lights Diwali

Diwali is an Indian festival celebrated with great enthusiasm, and here are 10 reasons to love the festival of lights Diwali

India is one of the countries in the world with the greatest number of festivals and Indians celebrate these festivals with great enthusiasm and happiness. Sometimes it seems like India and festivals are synonyms for each other. We celebrate colours, lights and life in India.  

Diwali is among the most fascinating and celebrated festival in India, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. Diwali symbolises the victory of light over dark, i.e triumph of humanity and truth over evil powers and lies. On the day of Diwali every next house across the country is decorated with lights and oil lamps. On this auspicious day, Lord Rama returned back to his kingdom Ayodhya along with wife Sita and brother Laxman completing 14 years of exile. The day is also marked with worshipping Goddess of prosperity Laxmi and Ganesh. Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India and here are 10 reasons to love the festival.


10 reasons to love Diwali

1. Delicious sweets

Festivals and food are so related to each other. During the festival of Diwali, delicious food items are cooked. Mostly sweets are associated with Diwali. Kheer, Malpua, Gulab Jamun, Sandesh, and many more drooling over foods are prepared.

2. Incredible lights and decorations

It’s an amazing view during Diwali. Every next house is decked up with oil lamps, Diyas, and flowers. It feels like a completely different world.

3. Fireworks and crackers

Though it’s not good for environment to play with fireworks or crackers, still lighting up crackers and playing around with siblings and friends is something that made our childhood awesome and it’s nostalgic.

4. Ethnic and Traditional outfits

Dressing up and putting on all the makeup and accessories is something most of us love to do. Dressing up in traditional and ethnic which we hardly get to do on other normal day makes the festival more special.

5. Pandal hopping

Throughout the year, Diwali is the only festival in which the entire city stays awake from night till next day morning. People with their families and friends step out for pandal hopping and visiting different decorated parts of the city.

6. Victory of knowledge over ignorance

Diwali is celebrated on the account of victory of light over dark, knowledge over ignorance. This has a very deep meaning and enlightens the soul.

7. Positivity and motivation in the air

During five days of festival, the air feels like carrying huge positive energy and enthusiasm. It gives hope and is very lively. People are happy all around even if are not privileged.

8. Less work more family time

During Diwali, not every but most of the work sectors grant holidays for a week or 4 days, and we get to spend quality time with family and friends.

9. Dance and music

Any festival is partial without music or dance. Whereas in Diwali, music and dance is very popular. Big sound boxes and gleeful dancing adds to one more reason to love the festival.

10. Cleaning

I might sound like “Monica” from friends but cleaning is something compulsory to do before hands during Diwali. In India, every work related to cleaning the house is divided among the family members and it’s actually fun cleaning the house together. Cleaning might be frustrating but with family it’s fun.