Diwali 2020 is around the corner and we know you are totally excited!
One of the most important Hindu festivals in India, Diwali or Deepavali is celebrated to rejoice the return of Lord Ram with Goddess Sita and Lakshman after 14 years of exile. It signifies the triumph of the good over evil, light over darkness.
People organize elaborate pooja to worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha for good health and prosperity. They decorate their houses with diyas, lights, and rangoli and celebrate the festival sharing sweets, bursting crackers with friends and family.
But this year, with the coronavirus pandemic keeping us confined to our homes and making every festival a low-key affair, safety is the one thing looming large in everyone’s minds.
If you are thinking about how you can celebrate Diwali safely, here are 5 simple and effective tips for safe Diwali celebrations.
5 Simple Tips for a Safe Diwali
1 Save Electricity: Choose Diyas, LED lamps
If you’ve been using regular series electric bulbs to light up your house, it’s time for some change. The traditional series lights consume a lot of energy, much of which can be saved by switching to a better and more energy-saving option – diyas and LED lights. Light several diyas to decorate your house and use LED lights to grace the doors and windows. Try this simple tip to make this Diwali a special and safe one.
2 Celebrate a Green Diwali
Diwali celebrations are incomplete without crackers and Diwali shopping! Everyone gets so engrossed in buying and packing gifts that they lose track of the volumes of plastic they generate in the process. When it comes to bursting crackers, many love to buy and burst every single variety of cracker available in the market! With the increasing pollution and the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the country, bursting fewer crackers and using more cloth bags is the best way to celebrate a green Diwali!
3 Go Organic with Rangoli
Yes, you heard it right!
You can literally create organic rangoli colours at home and use them for filling your rangoli designs this Diwali. These colours are safe, eco-friendly and can be made at home from the scratch! For creating the colour powders, you can use products like turmeric, dehydrated leaves of the plants, dehydrated and sun-dried flower petals, dried beetroots and even cinnamon sticks!
4 Pay Attention to Cleanliness
Cleaning your house is a must-do before every Diwali celebration and this year is no different. Since major touchpoints in the house increase the risk of virus spread, it is essential to treat your house to some deep cleaning and sanitization.
In case deep cleaning is not possible, you can simply use a disinfectant spray and frequently wipe the high touchpoints in the house to ensure proper safety of your family members.
Don’t forget to follow the 20-second hand washing routine for extra protection!
5 Don’t Forget Social Distancing & Mask Wearing
It is better to be safe than sorry. The ultimate safety measure for Diwali 2020 – mask-wearing and social distancing! Whether with friends or family, ensure you maintain a 2-feet distance and always wear a mask before interacting with them. Encourage them to follow the same and enjoy a safe Diwali celebration together!
Here are our 5 simple tips for safe Diwali celebrations. Let us make sure to follow them and enjoy the festival of lights with lights, sweets and safety precautions!