The Official Diwali team gives a few tips on How to celebrate Diwali 2020/Virtual Diwali Celebration Ideas 2020 while you stay at home. It’s the simple, cheap, and best way to celebrate this year Diwali, and enjoy the fullest as this experience will be an unforgettable moment in your life.
India is a country filled with rich and vibrant festivals, all of which are a testament to our diverse culture and traditions. Celebrated irrespective of religion or caste in the country, these festivals have always brought people and communities closer, thereby fostering a strong bond of brotherhood.
But given the current circumstances, do you even remember what celebrating a festival feels like anymore?
Well, let me remind you. Those were the times when families came together and bonded over prayers, greetings, and endless chatter. Laughter emanated from every part of the household, as did the aroma of freshly prepared delicacies. Boxes of sweets were exchanged along with good wishes.
Coming together as a community to revel in the festive spirit brought such positive energy around us. Alas, all of this seems like an eternity away now! There is less social gathering and people need to keep in mind about maintaining social distancing.
On a positive note, air pollution has drastically decreased. Air Index is quite in control because of which air quality is good and finally we all are able to breathe fresh air.
But the way we celebrate festivals has definitely changed, because of which many businesses are suffering. Especially fashion and lifestyle brands, Apparel vendors, ethnic stores, mom and pop shops, small retailers- Orders have shrunk from the past year and Larger players like Biba and Manyavar – that also rely heavily on business in India’s biggest festive season – are cutting productions and orders by almost 40% for the current fiscal year ending March 2021.
Indian Festivals Cancelled Due To COVID-19
The sudden onset of the pandemic has dampened our spirits and isolated us, keeping us away as a community. While some festivals got canceled, many witnessed muted celebrations. Many festivals like Gudi Padwa, Ram Navmi, Mahavir Jayanti, Gokulashtami, Karaga, Easter, Baisakhi, Eid-ul-Fitr, Rath Yatra, Ganesh Chaturthi. All are hoping that the world will back to normal before Diwali or after Diwali.
Let’s hope this year Diwali 2020 brings in light and defeat the virus.
10 Best Ways to Celebrate Diwali 2020 at Home
Diwali has a strong tradition of “home coming” and all those who are separated from their family either due to work or education are pulled towards their homes.
Sometimes, though, the strings of commitments are stronger and they pull us back, keeping us away from our family. And in this times because of coronavirus and lockdown restrictions most of us are living together with our family from past 5-6 months, while some of the people are left behind abroad far away from home and are not able to return home becuase of no less-availability of commuting services and it is availalble at lower frequenices but the goverment is working hard to bring back those who feel like coming back to their home towns and leave with family.
We know that it’s the best of times and the worst of times this Diwali. But should this deter you from celebrating Diwali? Absolutely not. Beating the blues, you must celebrate the festival with as much enthusiasm, if not more.
Amazing Ideas on How to Celebrate Diwali 2020
- Get Into the Festive Mood
- Paint Your House
- Reconnect with your friends and relatives.
- Enjoy Virtual Concerts, Shows and Movie
- Learn to make lip-smacking delicacies
- Experiment with your Wardrobe
- Stay away from crackers
- Spread the light
- Make some sweet memories, with a little help from Swiggy Genie. What say?
Here are a few ways in which you can spread the light this Diwali:
1. Get Into the Festive Mood
The real fun of Diwali lies in the preparations that start well in advance. So get yourself in the festive mood by indulging in some pre-Diwali shopping and decide about gift ideas to present to your near and dear ones. Take time to revamp your home, PG, or rented flat by decorating it with a row of lights and flowers. Don’t forget to buy diyas and eco-friendly Diwali rangoli colors for the Diwali day and you are good to go!
2. Paint Your House
Painting the entire house can cost a fortune. If you do it yourself, it works out much cheaper. Some of my friends in the hometown repair and paint their own houses during the festive days. We have got a few tips on how you can add a colorful twist to your home walls and brighten up your space in no time. Remember, the success mantra here is slow and steady wins the race. So do this and enjoy your achievement by giving yourself a lavish treat.
But before you grab your roller and get started, it’s important to have a plan of attack and choose the proper colour and proper colour variant and match your wall aesthetics accordingly. Nowadays there are many paint brands in India and over the world. When it comes to India, the top most brands are Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Nerolac Paints, Nippon and Shalimar Paints Ltd.
So why are you still waiting for?
Go and prepare a plan, choose your colour, Pick your tools and materials and go for it.
3) Reconnect with your friends and relatives – Virtual Diwali Celebration Ideas 2020
For people living away from home, friends become family. This might be the perfect time to visit your friends and celebrate the festival with them.
Either visit them at their homes or arrange a small get-together at your place, but now the scenario is a little different because the coronavirus vaccine is not still under control and it is not possible to travel far distances and meet up with our family and friends.
So it would be better to get connected through technology i.e Video Calling.
This way you would be spending the day with people you love. This Diwali makes use of the internet and technology and do a skype/video call your loved ones. Ask them what they are doing and tell them your plans. This would ring in the nostalgia but definitely make you feel closer to them.
4) Enjoy Virtual Concerts, Shows and Movie
In our busy and overburdened lives, we must have missed some of the masterpiece films, shows, stand-up comedy, virtual music concerts, kids events, web series, etc. Nowadays “Virtual and Online Shows is the New Real”, And during Diwali, there will lot of such virtual shows and movies to binge-watch. And the best thing is that it doesn’t cost a lot to watch. All you have to do is make yourself comfortable, grab some snacks, lip-smacking delicacies, and enjoy the festive vibes with your near and dear ones.
5) Learn to make lip-smacking delicacies
Bakery items are our weakness. Making them at home is quite simple. Learn to make cakes, biscuits, cookies, desserts, etc.
It’s easier to learn because there are lots of online shows, TV Shows, and Virtual Classes through which you can learn the best and make lip-smacking healthy sweets, desserts, chocolates, and other Diwali recipes. Garnish them after adding flavors and aromas.
You will be shocked to see your neighbors flocking to your house. Remember where there is a will, there is a way. Check out great content on YouTube, Read food blogs and magazines, Learn from Chefs and Social Media Influencers, and other digital platforms available.
6) Experiment with your Wardrobe
While picking out your Diwali outfit, experiment and think out of the box. Ditch the regular drapes and silhouettes. Match-up your festive look with the best pair of ethnic wears.
This would also keep you busy and not let thoughts of home dampen your spirits. Be a better version of yourself this season and wear traditional outfits, ethnic wear with pride and confidence.
7) Invest in potted plants
This is the time to invest in greenery and not on stocks and shares. Grow plants and trees across your surrounding areas, in your backyard or balconies. If you are blessed with a spacious compound, terrace, or a long balcony, then gardening is the best form of leisure activity.
Get vase planter of different sizes and grow plants in them. It may soil your hands and maybe tedious in the beginning, but once the plants begin to grow, you feel the joy of creation. These plants not only beautify your house but also help the environment in a small way. Your contribution towards repaying the nature is the need of the hour. Besides you can reap the vegetables and flowers from your garden.
Remember, we all still have the agrarian skills that our forefathers possessed.
8) Stay away from crackers
Yes, this is a must. You can absolutely have a fantastic Diwali without adding to the already alarming levels of pollution in the air. Have an Eco-friendly Diwali.
9) Spread the light
This Diwali does something to make someone else’s Diwali brighter. Visit an orphanage or help someone in need. The sheer happiness on their face will light up your day. This Diwali let’s make a commitment to ourselves that we will bring clarity and light within ourselves. Or make it a point to bring a smile in people’s faces.
Please, do this and bring some light to the world around you also.
10) Make some sweet memories, with a little help from Swiggy Genie. What say?
Dadi will send barfi, Maasi will send mawa kaju katli. What will you send?
Enjoy a special Diwali potluck with Swiggy Genie. Yes, you heard it right. If you are not able to visit send your homemade sweet dishes or anything you wanted to deliver to your friends and relatives’ place, Don’t forget about Swiggy Genie helps in getting anything delivered as you mention in your delivery location address.
Here’s how Swiggy Genie helped out their customers. By keeping the tradition alive.
With the Unlock phases in place, many temples, business services, some other services are readily available across the country to have reopened.
However, mass gatherings for religious ceremonies, music concerts, and public gatherings have been banned yet as the number of COVID-19 cases seems to increase.
Let’s hope this year Diwali brings some positivity in our life and around the world, it is possible that more of these celebrations in the coming months could be put off! However, let’s not lose hope and support each other and ensure that our sense of community is still maintained.
So, when things finally get better, the celebrations will be the loudest!
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