Homesick on Diwali? 10 ways to celebrate ‘Ghar Wali Diwali’ when you’re away from home!

The festive season of Diwali is here and all we can feel is the happy festive cheers in the air. With diyas lighting up every household, you can feel the happy vibes everywhere, right? Well as we all know Diwali is a festival best celebrated with friends and family, eating homemade deserts and exchanging gifts. But if you are away from home and you are missing your family, then here are few ways to have a happy Diwali.

Here are ten ways you can celebrate a Ghar wali Diwali even if you’re away:

1. Participate in community events

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Don’t be alone this Diwali, as we are social animals we need people to talk to. So go to one of the community events nearby and cherish your Diwali with others.

2. Fairy lights are your friends

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What better way to celebrate the festival of lights than with some fairy lights? These lights will perfectly lit up your room with the mood of Diwali and they are also easy on your pockets.

3. A paper rangoli

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You don’t want to waste time making a rangoli but still want to have your house decorated? Do not worry a Paper Rangoli will totally do the job.

4. Host your friends

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Diwali is a time for catching up with friends and family, and you can do that by just inviting few of your mates over.

5. Don’t forget to dress up

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Its a festival of lights so by just dressing up for the festival can light up your mood.

6. Make Diwali care packages

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Make small packages to gift your neighbours and your landlord, this will help lighten everyone’s mood.

7. Look up easy mithai recipes

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Make some simple mithai’s at home by looking them up on the internet.

8. Take a departure from tradition

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If you have other friends who are also away from home then make sure you guys do something different like going to a movie or going on a road trip.

9. Share the festive and joy

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Make someone laugh, help someone out and bring some festive joy to those who are less fortunate.

10. Don’t let distance create dooriyaan

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Don’t worry if you are not physically present with your family on Diwali, just skype them and have a virtual celebration to lighten up your mood.