Festival Time Family Time
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I went to the mall with my niece and my daughter. The moment we entered there was a grand decoration for Diwali. It was startling. My niece and daughter were so happy. In this pandemic situation, we can celebrate our festival. They had some on-floor Diwali events for children. We participated and trust me, I don't know about the kids but I am sure parents enjoyed it a lot.
So if that hour activity can give us our family time why don't we do it at home. Festive is the right time to bring your child closer to the family and our culture. Here are a few things we can do this Diwali with our whole family.
- Bring the family together
Today we all are so busy in our personal lives, we forgot what the actual meaning of family is. If you are a nuclear family then please call your grandparents and uncle aunts at home. A celebration cannot be complete without the family. I understood this from my Big B ( Brother in law and Bhabhi). Your kids will learn the importance of family and togetherness.
- Prepare the sweets and farsan together
A whole lot of variations of sweets and farsan are available in the market. It is always fun to do it at home with family. Involve your elders and kids in the preparation of Diwali sweets and farsan. They will enjoy it and this will give them quality family time.
Diwali is all about lights, decoration, rangoli, and cuisine. I feel this festival has its charisma. Encourage your child to do craft activities and art. You all can make hangings, rangoli, Diya decorations. You will enjoy it and so will your family.
- No pollution Diwali
I know Diwali is incomplete without crackers. So we need to be more cautious while purchasing any crackers. It should be an anti pollutant. We need to create awareness in our kids to protect the environment.
- Eat dinner together
We all are busy on our regular days. We don't even get time to talk to our kids until the weekend. The Festival is the right time. Prepare the meal and sit with everyone. Cultivate the importance of family eating together with your child.
- Pray together
We all pray to the Goddess Laxmi on Diwali. It is a great opportunity for us to teach our children. You can explain to them the purpose of Diwali. Every religion celebrates it for a different reason. Hindu celebrate it for the return of Lord Ram after a 14year exile. Jain celebrates it for Lord Mahaveer Moksh or Nirvana.
The reason for the Diwali celebration can vary from religion to religion. But the intentions are the same peace, harmony, spirituality, and a new beginning. I wish you all a happy and prosperous Diwali.
Monika Kothari is a blogger outside the experience in import and export company as a Public Relation Executive, Marketing Executive in outdoor media firm. She is a house wife and a mother of beautiful daughter. She is passionate about writing her experience and sharing to the world.
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