Diwali, the festival of the light of flickering lamps and the sweetness of sweets, has arrived. But this time, the fear of COVID is so much that your mind must also have been thinking once, how to celebrate the festival this time. Let’s not leave the celebrations as it is our major festival, but take some precautions. If you follow them, Corona will not be able to enjoy your Diwali. Taking these small precautions will not only double the joy of happiness, but you and your family will be saved from the infection of Corona Virus. Let’s know what you need to keep in mind at this festival.
We all want our festival to be full of happiness, be it Holi, Diwali, or any other festival. But the most important thing is that the festival should be safe not only for us but also for others.
Under the surge of the pandemic the following steps are essential for you to have a safe and happy Diwali.
- Do not go to crowded areas for shopping
Under the COVID 19 situation, it is important to maintain social distancing. The more crowded places you are in, the more is the possibility to get the virus from someone else. So, the more you are heading in those areas, the more you are exposing yourself in the face of danger. So be mindful about that. You can also choose timing when the crowd is lesser.
- Do not use sanitizer before lighting diyas / candles
Avoid using hand sanitizers that are alcohol-based before lighting diyas, candles, or anything like that. This is because sanitizers are flammable and can cause fire hazards. Experts recommend that you wash your hands with soap and water before doing anything, including light fires.
- Keep sanitizer away from fire
Sanitizer bottles are standard in the home and are maintained by people to avoid germs during the COVID-19 epidemic. But, since most sanitizers are alcohol-based, they can easily catch fire. Therefore, keep your sanitizer bottles in a safe place.
- Keep water handy
Instead of carrying sanitizer everywhere, you can consider bringing water and paper soap. Since they are safe, and you can easily wipe your hands anywhere without the danger of catching fire.
- Maintain physical distancing
Yes, we know that the festival is about coming together and strengthening the bond. Try and adjust to this festive season, a new standard, and avoid meeting people physically. Staying indoor is a wise option in this case. However, if you meet someone, fold your hands in namaste or greet without any physical contact.
- Don’t forget your mask
It is essential to be responsible and take mandatory precautions. This year the COVID epidemic has made the use of masks necessary. Therefore, every time you go out, do not forget to cover your nose and mouth to protect yourself from getting infected.
- Use Gloves
Using gloves is a very essential option while heading for the shopping now. You can actually come up with this safety precaution no matter whatever you touch. As the recent findings show, Coronavirus may stay for 2 to 9 hours in the droplet forms in different surfaces. Therefore, using disposable gloves happens to be a very important matter. You need to be specific regarding these matters for the sake of your health and wellbeing.
Bring happiness to the faces of others, but with proper Safety
While cleaning the house during Diwali, you will find many things that you do not use anymore. Be it your old clothes, toys or books. If you wish, along with sharing these old things among the poor and needy, you can also distribute some sweets and gifts to them so that you and those who are deprived of convenience also become happy.
Do not use plastic that you usually to wrap gifts or go to distribute gifts to friends and relatives. The COVID particles are quite prone to stay on it. Use paper gift wraps. Use handmade paper bags to pack gifts and food items. However, in this year, keeping in mind the aforementioned issues regarding the pandemic, it is highly suggested that you maintain all the rules and restrictions to keep you and your family safe. With this, you can actually enjoy the time and spread happiness.