Diwali, the festival of lights and happiness holds, an important place in life of Indians. This festival truly signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. People celebrate this festival with vigour and cheerfulness. But, celebration of Diwali also gives rise to several environmental and health concerns due to firecrackers and electrical lamps. Hence we all should make efforts to mitigate such things and celebrate Eco-friendly Diwali. Let’s have a look on how to celebrate Eco-friendly Diwali and saving environment.
Go for Earthen Lamps and Diyas
Without lights and lamps, the festival of Diwali is incomplete. So, instead of choosing electrical lights and lamps then go for earthen lanterns and lamps. This way your house will not only look elegant but also saves you from creating pollution.
Make Rangoli with bio-degradable items
The custom of Rangoli making is centuries old. Many items like pulses, flour, flowers, turmeric and leaves were used by women in early days to make Rangoli. But, now, these traditional elements of making rangoli have been replaced by chemical based colours. To contribute to the nature, it is important that women should again adopt earlier ways of making Rangoli.
Burn firecrackers bit smartly
Burning firecrackers undoubtedly gives you pleasure but it also contributes to air as well as noise pollution. Even, it also leaves the city with litter next morning. Instead of the traditional crackers, opt for eco-friendly products that are made from recycled papers so as to prevent deforestation.
Sharing smiles is the most wonderful way of celebrating any festival. This Diwali don’t forget to donate gifts not only to your family and friends but also to the needy ones. Your gifts of clothes and sweets to such needy people will be like a treasure. This seems to be a small but really satisfying task.
No celebration is complete without sweets. Buy sweets from the market is very easy option. But these sweets are unhealthy as during festive season lots of adulteration takes place. This Diwali, do a little effort and prepare sweets at home. This effort will definitely gives you the unforgettable smile on the faces of family and friends. This is also a wonderful way of celebrating eco-friendly Diwali.