2. Make the tummy happy: Indians are foodies and as much as we love our family, we love eating yummy food. In India, for every festival there is a special cuisine associated and it is specially cooked during these festivals. In my home town, “moode”, “kadbu”, “kai holige” etc are prepared during certain festivals (I am drooling now!!!) and eating becomes a celebration by itself.
3. Meet friends and relatives: In this no-time-for-myself era giving sufficient time for family and friends gets harder with each year. Initially it’s about the new job, then about the new wife/husband, then the newborn, then their schools and exams and hell lot of crazy things associated with them. Festivals give us that “day” where we can peacefully meet and greet people we love and do things we love. Take a box filled with sweets and knock your friend’s door and say, “Happy Diwali” – don’t forget to look at the smiles on their faces.
4. Go shopping: Women don’t need reasons to go shopping. But shopping for special occasions is something we love the most. So, Diwali ho ya Holi, shopping toh karni hai yaar!!! In India, there are a few festivals where we are supposed to wear new clothes (yey!!!), and we buy gold during some festivals which is considered auspicious (how amazing!!!). These festivals give us a reason to go out there and shop to our hearts content and nope, our husbands can’t deny.
5. Treat for eyes: Who doesn’t like bright colors, lights, decorations??? No matter how many “slum crammed area” pictures you see on google of India, the moment you type the name of festivals you will instantly fall in love with this culturally rich country. No matter how much we litter all through the year, during festivals we clean up and decorate our country so beautifully that India looks like a beautiful bride. I love to see the vibrant colors and joyful faces of people (who normally sulk!!!).
This is why I love the festivals and festival season in India..
What are your reasons????
*** All the above images are downloaded from different sources via google!!!