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The festival of lights- Diwali is around the corner and it is finally the time of the year when the city is bejeweled with lights declaring the arrival of the auspicious festival. Airport, Railway stations, and Bus stand have suddenly become crowded with people heading back to their homes. Diwali is one festival on which the tradition of “homecoming” has been always followed. After all, what is Diwali without family? But, for some of us the strings of work, education, commitments are so strong that it keeps us away from our family. So, if you are someone who will remain away from home on Diwali, here are a few things you can do to make yourself feel better:
Friends can be your family away from home
Friends play an important role in our lives. Right? When you are away from family, celebrate the auspicious festival with them. Host a card party or arrange a small get-together where you can eat, drink, and spend quality time together.
Plan a short getaway
If you have only two days off on Diwali and you are unable to visit your home, plan a short trip with your friends or go solo to get that perspective back!
Head towards the market
When you are away from your family on Diwali, it’s finally time to revive your childhood memories by hitting that market. Roam around, shop clothes, decor items, lamps, and diyas. Decorate your PG, flat or wherever you stay with fairy lights, flowers and rangoli.
Get high on the food
If you are away from home on Diwali, it doesn’t mean that you miss out on eating delicious food. So, treat yourself with lip-smacking Diwali Dishes and get high on the food. This way can make you feel closer to home.
Connect with your roots
Make yourself feel better by spending time with your family through a screen. Give your family a video call and see what they are doing. That’s the way to connect through social!
Brighten up lives this Diwali
Visit an orphanage or an old age home and spend some time with them. Make their Diwali special by giving them clothes and gifts. The happiness on their faces will brighten up your day.