Diwali is a grand Indian Festival of lights. It holds great significance and a special place in the hearts of the Indians regardless of the place they are living. Among everyone, the young generation waits for this special celebration the entire year. Students studying abroad ensure that they celebrate the vibrant occasion of Diwali with great pomp and enthusiasm. If you are also a student living in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, France or any other country and wish to celebrate this Diwali, here are 5 ways to explore how students celebrate Diwali abroad!
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Student Diwali Abroad: 5 Ways to Celebrate Diwali Abroad
Students living abroad will miss the vibe of the festive season. But there are many ways that you can celebrate Diwali Abroad together with your friends. Diwali is a 5-day Festival that starts with Dahnteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. So, you can start the Diwali celebration by cleaning your living space and decorating it with handmade decorative items, flowers, and fairy lights.
Here are 5 ways to celebrate Diwali Abroad:
If it is your first Diwali abroad then you can gather with your friends, clean your house and make simple Diwali Rangoli at your place to add some colours and festive vibes. Rangoli is a symbol of positivity and happiness as it adds colour and beauty to the place.
If you are not an expert in designing rangoli then, you can get help from the video here:
Attend a Fireworks Display
Fireworks are one of the most attractive parts of this festive season, especially in the UK. Some of the Indian communities residing in the UK organise fireworks displays and families can also enjoy it in their backyards.
Visit a Diwali Market
Various Diwali markets are set up especially for international students to offer them the taste of India during the festive season. Here you can buy festive Indian wear and some decorative items for celebrating Diwali.
Organise Laxmi Puja
You can invite your friends to your place for the Laxmi Puja at Diwali. Educate the people about the significance of Diwali and why we conduct Laxmi Puja. It is a great opportunity to tell your friends abroad about the Indian culture.
Here is how students can do Laxmi Puja on Diwali Abroad:
Attend Cultural Event
Cultural events are conducted by various Indian communities abroad. You can attend the event and celebrate with all. These cultural events are a source for connecting with different people and add happiness to your celebrations.
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Diwali is a Hindu festival and is widely celebrated in India. Apart from India, it is also celebrated in different parts of the world with lights, sparkles, sweets, and happiness all around.
Owing to a huge population of Indians in various parts of the world, Diwali is celebrated with huge pomp and enthusiasm. Student living abroad celebrates Diwali with their foreign friends by conducting a fun house party, arranging various games and serving Indian food and delicious sweets on the occasion of Diwali.
As students residing abroad, you can celebrate Diwali by creating some paper artwork, participating in the Go Green Diwali campaign, colouring some diyas, organising indoor games for your friends, creating rangoli designs at your place, etc.