It’s not Diwali until our desi-ness goes on steroids. The traditional rituals apart, it’s the goofy little customs diligently followed year after year, in every Indian house that make the festival so trippy and nostalgic. You know what we’re talking about, don’t you? Here’s a list of 7 such traditions that we bet you’ve done at least once.
1. Stacking dry fruit trays in the corner of your living room.
Rest assured, there’ll be a sudden surge in pulaos, kheers, and badam milk in our kitchen. Also, here’s wishing you all the strength in the world to open those pistachios.
2. Establishing your bright career as an electrician while getting those Diwali lights to work.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how ecstatic do you feel when the lights work on the first try? Except, that never happens. By the time you manage to get all the bulbs finally working, there’s no willpower left to showcase your decoration skills.
3. Endlessly forwarding the ‘forwards’ on Whatsapp.
4. Treating a Teen Patti match as a matter of life and death.
No other time of the year is your competitive streak as robust as while playing cards on Diwali. By the end of it, you’re either crying or arguing, but isn’t that the spirit of Diwali in the first place?
5. Shamelessly passing around all the Soan Papdi packages as Diwali gifts.
6. Overdosing on kaju barfi and regretting later.
This happens every single year. Pretty much like the Lakshmi pooja and the shagun ke paise from our elders, it’s almost customary to sit holding your tummy after overeating barfi.
7. Messing up the neighbour’s rangoli. Because our’s is the best. Shh!
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