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5 Ways to keep calm if you are celebrating Diwali away from home

By:Suhail Sattar, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 06, 2015
Diwali is a festival that celebrates the home coming tradition, but sometimes going home can get stalled by work or college. Here are a few ways to keep calm and celebrate Diwali away from home.
  • 1

    Prepare well for Diwali

    No matter where you live, start decorating your place with Genda flowers, lights and diyas on this Diwali. Knowing that you might never be able to make it feel like your actual home, decorating your room will make you feel close.

    Prepare well for Diwali
  • 2

    Try consciously to follow the rituals

    The new generation doesn’t really follow rituals, but for most of us, rituals are strong reminders of our family traditions. So, this Diwali, when you are far away from home, try following some of your family rituals.

    Try consciously to follow the rituals
  • 3

    Food makes festivals

    Festivals are incomplete without food. So, go and get yourself some finger-licking food from the likes of shahi paneer, aloo poori to kheer and gulab jamun.

    Food makes festivals
  • 4

    Spend your time with friends

    If you have been living alone for a while, then your friends would more or less be like a family by now. When you are miles away from your cousins and relatives, friends will help you to fill the empty space.

    Spend your time with friends
  • 5

    Keep your place brimming with sound and music

    Darkness and silence is the worst enemy during Diwali. Absence of noise and chatter of your loved ones can make you nostalgic. To avoid missing your family and folks, be sure to play some loud music.

    Image source: Getty

    Keep your place brimming with sound and music
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