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Fantastic Ideas For A Magical & Memorable Diwali

This Diwali will be different because of the pandemic. Here’s all the inspiration you need to make it fun for everyone!

By Divya Ramesh

Veena is a little worried. She just overheard her children making plans for this Diwali. “Just two weeks left. I can’t wait to meet Rohan and burst the 1000 Wala crackers with him!” 8-year-old Mukund said. “Yay! And I’ll have 10 pieces of Ammamma’s Mysore pak!” Veena’s 5-year-old daughter, Sahana, shrieked. Veena doesn’t want to puncture her children’s enthusiasm with the truth. This time, the children cannot travel to Hosur to celebrate Diwali with Ammamma and their cousin, Rohan. She wonders what she can do to make the festive season a joyful time for her little ones. Veena is not alone; we’re all in the same boat. Because of the coronavirus, the usual Diwali activities—travel, big family get-togethers and community cracker-bursting—will be off-limits. With restrictions in place, can we still have fun? The answer is a resounding yes! There are plenty of ways to celebrate. But first, let’s hear what some parents and children have to say about this year’s celebrations.

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