Festivals Make Life Beautiful
I remember and I think I have mentioned it earlier that I love all festivals in India whether it’s Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Shab-e-Baraat or Durga Pooja. I have spent my entire childhood in such city where I saw the same excitement in all festivals. I didn’t feel any difference in these festivals in Calcutta. The whole city was ready to celebrate all festivals equally and we children enjoyed the celebrations again and again. I recall reading somewhere that there was a time in India when there used to be a festival every day of the year. Do you believe? we Indians used to celebrate 365 days as a festival, yes it’s true there were different kinds of colourful festivals and everyone was always in a state of celebration. If one day, we celebrated ploughing day then another day was the celebration of planting. Then that was weeding and we enjoyed the day as special day and when it came to harvesting, we were ready for another celebration. A marriage in a family was celebrated by the entire village as a festival and the same process happened after a newborn baby in another family. These were the ways we used to bring happiness in every moment of life. Festivals were like a medium by that we search more excitement and energies in our lives. But that was our past, with time we saw poverty in our country, people had to leave their villages and go to cities for employment. There remained only a few festivals in our country which we do celebrate even today.
Anyway, I’m talking about these days. You must have sniffed the festive vibes in the air, yes you can feel it these days clearly. Though Eid has gone, but there are several festivals in line for coming days and will stay till the Christmas and New Year celebration. These days, the festive enthusiasm shows not among the people rather in the market and stores first.
Festival brings a new excitement to our life. It’s true, This is the time of the year when friends and families come together and enjoy. When the distance between different religions disappear and they do get mixed in your revelry. Unfortunately these days people have no time to celebrate their festivals properly. They want everything instantly, we don’t find the excitement of these festivals as we used to get in our childhood. We are too busy in our own world. We don’t know other’s culture, traditions and festivals. There is a kind of poisonous atmosphere in our country which is being spread by the politicians these days. But anyways, it all depends on us what we choose for ourselves and our next generation.
In my opinion, we should celebrate, not only our own festival perfectly with all our heart but also enjoy other festivals in our country with respect and in the same spirit. Believe me, your small step will open a lot of doors of happiness for you and others.
How to make your life a celebration
In my opinion, firstly, we should understand the importance of a festival. If we will know the importance, we will take them seriously. festivals are not just a holiday when you wake up in the noon, enjoy a heavy lunch and then go for a mall for shopping or movie. Festival is our culture by these, we have to get closer to our beautiful traditions, roots and values. When we will give such importance to our tradition our children automatically will love our culture and history. We will give our children healthy and positive memories by celebrating our festival with full excitement. It helps them to keep connected to their roots, culture, values, origin and to preserve it.
The best part about festivals is the memories we associate with it. A festival might last for a day or so, but memories that we link with them, last for a lifetime.
Haven’t you noticed that whenever the festive seasons come, it feels that the whole atmosphere is changing for us. A strange excitement starts lingering in the environment. It’s the time to come together and forget all the chaos of life and to embrace good hopes. It simply uplifts us and fills us with happiness, joy and positive energy. As our faith is high we can possibly enjoy this opportunity in many different ways. With our faith, we get a strength to change all negativities around us, spread some positive vibes and create something extraordinary.
Someone has said “Life is a festival if you want it to be.” so why not…
Coming to my outfit:
You must have seen this outfit on Instagram if you follow me, a few days ago. This is another beautiful set from Imara. It is so evident that the brand must have created this set keeping the festivals in their mind. This suit is also from their new AW18 collection. The colour, the design the work everything screams its festive story. You can celebrate your festival in traditional style in this beautiful kurta set from Imara. The set comes with a chic yellow kurta with palazzo and dupatta but I can pair this kurta with leggings, skirt and pants as well. I love the silver details on the sleeves and front of kurta, on the borders of palazzo and dupatta.
You can wear this kurta with yellow leggings and flats in the day to give a simpler look but can switch to pumps and gold accessories at night to get a festive look. Totally in love with this set from Imara!