The phrase, ‘Diwali without crackers’, is often referred to as ‘eco-friendly diwali’.i.e., celebration of Diwali festival in a way that do not post threat to the environment.
Diwali Crackers are the firecrackers that comprises of substances that explode on lighting to make loud bursting sound.
In course of time, the ‘festival of light’ has become the ‘festival of crackers’, posing serious threat to the environment.
Reasons to celebrate Diwali without firecrackers:
- Fire crackers contribute towards air pollution. They release harmful gases, smokes, and other chemicals in the environment, and contribute towards air pollution.
- Many firecracker factories engage children as labors. To put a stop to this, usage of firecrackers should be stopped at once.
- Firecrackers should be handled with care. There are safety risks involved with firecrackers.
- Firecrackers do not come cheap, and is often a wastage of money.
- Human-beings as well as animals are disturbed by the loud noise of firecrackers. Sick people the worst affected.
Instead of firing crackers, we can decorate the places with lights and beautiful ‘Diyas’. Diya is an oil lamp made of clay. Deepak or Deepa means ‘source of light’. Light denotes enlightenment, prosperity, success, wealth, happiness as well as better health.
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How To Celebrate Diwali Without Crackers.
Every year we wait for a new dress, crackers, Diya’s, sweets and stories on the day of Diwali. It lightens good over bad and brightens every nook and dark corner. Diwali brings back many memories. They not only bring happy ones but also the ignored ones. Those ignored old people sitting in closed rooms, kids clutching mothers and stray dogs running frightened because of the high decibel bombs. The thick smoke, knockingon windows blurring the building before urged to tie a scarf before stepping out. This is a slow poison killing environment and us. But how to celebrate Diwali without crackers?
TMZ shares 6 better ways on how to celebrate Diwali without crackers:
1. Light smiles
Diwali, distinctively named Deepawali’s soul lies in the lights. The sense derived in its name, Deep-Awali; Deep meaning Diya and Awali signify surroundings. This Diwali do not only light your home, but also others who need it. Be that ray of light in the lives of people living in the dark. How can you do it? There are several ways. One specific and other metaphorical:
- Gift some Diya’s to those who cannot afford.
- Take a resolution to educate someone.
- Join teach India campaign and enlighten illiterates for better tomorrow.
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2. Green Diwali
Empower environment! Eliminate high decibel and smoke bombs. As we cannot completely stop celebrating without crackers all of the sudden, you can light few sparklers, ground spinners and let us limit one fountain to a family. They are off less smoke and sound, but make sure to plant or sow a seed for every cracker your burn.
This year we can also take a step of saving electricity. Let mud Diyas spread their light everywhere at least on Diwali. Use neither candles nor fairy lights; spend some time in the peaceful brightness of oil lit lamps.
In the age of fast food and fast cars, we forgot the taste of traditional foods and bullock cart rides (I am not asking you to find a bullock with a cart and get on it!) If you have never tried a saree, go for it. Have you ran away from Kurta, try it. Push aside Pizza and burgers, dip your hands in Kheel batasha, mawa-kachori, MotiPak, chiraunji ki bBarfi, karanji, Gulgula, teepigavallu; Yummy!
4. Different culture
Do you know that Diwali is celebrated differently in diverse parts of India? You must be celebrating in the same traditions for years now. Spread your wings this year, go and explore. For example,Gujarati’s celebrate by creating images associated with the festival like deities, sun and flowers in the form of Rangoli. Images of small footprints are also drawn at the entrance of the door, symbolizing entry of Goddess Lakshmi. In the eastern part of the country, deals and other oil lit lamps are placed around the house and inside the house. There are much more and you have lots to choose from.
5. Family time
The festival is the best time to revive from hectic work. Instead of buying sweets cook together, design a Rangoli with cousins. Leave your phone aside and switch off those special programs on TV to make your Diwali with family more special.Plan fun games, listen to grandparents’ stories and ask them to share their experiences. Festive is exciting with family.
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6. Personal wishes
This Diwali don’t spend your time on forwarding wishes on Whatsapp.Take some personal time calling those you cannot meet and are in other places you cannot reach. Call a sweet shop there and ask them to deliver to loved one’s house with a note (Use the advanced online payment technology.) If anyone is in your vicinity, take time to go personally and wish them. This is the time to acquaint yourself with the neighbours. All it costs is a smile and time.
At least change the way you celebrate Diwali now to enjoy this festival in future. Sustainable celebrations are better than no celebrations.
Now Since You Know How To Celebrate Diwali Without Crackers, The MagZone wishes you a Safe and Happy Diwali in Advance. So, what are your plans for this Diwali? Share with us in the comments below!