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How to soak up the festive spirit

india Updated: Oct 29, 2010 01:21 IST
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As the festival of lights and happiness draws closer, we bring you some of the best ways to enjoy the festival and its spirit to the hilt!



1

Pull out those

patakha

dresses:

The festive feel isn’t just about the D-Day — in this case, Diwali. Live it up by dressing up in something different every day, even if it’s just one dressy accessory — a shimmery

dupatta

, a sequined skirt, detailed

juttis

or a shirt with bright Indian motifs.



2

Start Diwali preparations:

To set the mood, pick up firecrackers one day, colours for

rangoli

the next, and ornate

diyas

the day after. Do it bit by bit so it doesn’t seem like a chore. This way, it won’t get stressful in the end.



Diwali

3

Indulge in good food:

Most restaurants about town are offering special cuisines for the season. Feasting with family and friends will help you enjoy to the hilt.



4

Bring on the lights:

Make sure a string of fairy lights lines your outdoors, if not a few lamps, candles or

diyas

.



5

Greet and meet:

Send out greetings and gifts to special people instead of waiting for more to come your way. The more you give, the more you’ll get!