Today, most of us are caught up in stressful activities and long days at work. In spite of busy days at the office or spending time getting over the stress with friends and colleagues, the most valuable time is the time we get to spend with our families. Festive occasions, specifically, are good times to dedicate time to your loved ones so that the entire family can cherish the spirit of the season.
Below is a list of our favorite activities that the entire family can take part in together to make the festival of lights even more joyous!
Light up the house together
One of the most common activities that brings families together to celebrate the occasion of Diwali is the decoration and lighting up of the house. Not only is it an excuse to clean and beautify your home while having fun, it is also a opportunity that allows you to spend quality time with your loved ones and work on something rewarding with them.
Add some color by making rangoli patterns and setting up candles, lamps and lights in and around your house. This activity is sure to impress people when they visit your home and see the result of your hard work.
Embark on a road trip
Does your family have the travel bug? If yes, then a wonderful way to cure the bug is to take a road trip with all your family members. Travel to a nearby location for a day or a night to see the sights and sounds of the festive season in a new location.
Explore a different culture and see how the festival is celebrated by people in a different city. Sneak a peek at the lights around a new town. You can also celebrate the festive season with us! For your commute, take advantage of a Zoomcar self-drive car for the ease and convenience it offers on your commute.
Cook your favorite dishes together
If you are a family of foodies, then celebrate together by preparing a festive meal together this Diwali! As we know, Diwali is an occasion that gives you an excuse for feasting on delicious food and sweets. How about getting the entire family involved in the kitchen to cook these tasty treats?
Each family member can choose a favorite dish and the whole family can head to the kitchen to prepare all the curated dishes, together.
Go shopping with the family
Get equipped for Diwali by shopping with the family. Take a trip to the sweet shop together so that the everyone in the family gets to pick the sweets that you purchase. As is tradition, you need new clothes to wear on the day of Diwali. Head to a store together so all your loved ones can buy new apparel of their choice.
Offer gratitude and prayers
A festival is a good time to remind us to be grateful for what we have. And no religious festival is complete without rituals and ceremonies to seek blessings from the Gods. This Diwali, get the family together for a puja at home or take them for a visit to a temple to offer your prayers.
Visit your friends
Get together with neighbors, relatives and other friends to have an enjoyable experience with your family in a social setting – the festive spirit really is best enjoyed when shared with others. Friends are an extension of your family, so it makes sense to visit them and share the joyous occasion together with them.
We hope the above list allows you to spend quality time with the family and brings you even closer. Diwali is a festival that sparks excitement in children and adults alike, so treat yourselves to some quality family time by showing your gratitude for your loved ones and taking part in fun activities together!
Family is one of the more important things in life, and festivals are a good time to show your appreciation and share your happiness with them. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Diwali filled with happiness and good fortune.