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What is Deepavali and How’s the Festival of Lights was celebrated?

 ‘Deepavali’, the festival of lights, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India and in some other parts of the world. 

On the day of Diwali, there are hectic activities all over the country. People celebrate by lighting ‘diyas’ and arranging them in rows along the parapets of temples and homes. They are later tossed into rivers and streams with beautiful designs often made of flower petals, coloured rice and sand grace the floors of the house. The doors and windows are left open for blessing and success. This is then followed by an exchange of gifts and wishing each other and others happiness and prosperity.

People also invite their near and dear ones to enjoy the sweets that are specially made. It will be distribute among friends and relatives so people can indulge in fun and frolic on the day of Diwali. People also decorate their houses, with lights, diyas, candles and tube lights to welcome the festival with a grand evening party. They eat, drink and enjoy the evening with crackers. 

Diwali preparations have an important significance for Indians.

The preparations start one month before the actual date of the festival, and people indulge in buying new clothes, gifts, books, lights, crackers, sweets, dry fruits, etc. Some also believe in discarding old things and buying new ones. This also involves discarding unused old items at home and buying new ones on Diwali, so the festival brings in everything fresh and new. 

Children and teenagers dress in their most glittering and dazzling clothes. At night, fireworks and crackers are also let off. The bright flames of the fireworks present an exquisite sight in the dark night. The cities and towns are immersed in light and sound of the fireworks. Apart from houses, public buildings and government offices are also lit up. It is an enchanting sight to behold.

However, considering the environmental pollution, it is advised not to burn too many crackers, and also, they are not safe as they are made of harmful materials. There are many instances where kids hurt themselves while bursting crackers if it is not under adult supervision. Therefore, it is best to reduce the number of crackers you burst as it causes a lot of air and noise pollution. Noise also hurts animals, and they get scared. 

For all Young Pandai, it is crucial to not forget the environment and the animals to which these crackers cause harm. We can still enjoy the festivities with just the lights and have fun while still keep up the tradition by celebrating in an eco-friendly way. 

This holiday, you can form ideas in your mind and create a descriptive idea about the significance of Diwali, how the festival was celebrated and how they feel about it. With that, all Young Pandai can always use tools in Pandai App to generate ideas on how to express your feelings and those joyful memories that you created together with your family! You will enjoy taking pride in the culture and traditions by sharing the unique experiences while practicing your writing skills. 

Isn’t it fun!

In short, on this day, people abandon bad habits in favour of beneficial ones. Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. Let’s all try to spread some goodness and light up others’ lives! 

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