As it may seem, I have decided to note why I like the festivals that Indians celebrate after all.
India celebrates more festivals than I can possibly list. Not being the most religious person in the room, I have some different (and possibly weird) reasons for liking the uncountable festivals that Indians decorate their hearts with.
On the off chance of being called cliche, I have to say that I revel in the joy and warmth that the festivals bring. Just the thought of my family and friends coming together, bringing sweets and gifts, makes me happy. Their laughter rings in my ears and their voices fill the house. I thoroughly cherish all the memories that I hide in the deepest rooms of my heart.
Another reason I don’t run away from all the festive rituals is that I see others celebrating with me. I see the watchmen and the helpers smile a beautiful smile when my parents give them small tokens of wishes and gifts. I can feel their joy reverberate in my soul as they go home with some extra love and hope.
I enjoy decorating the house and making fun of my sister for having terrible interior designing sense. In some weird way, I enjoy the hype that my family boggles up before festivals. We clean and shout and clean some more. We depend on each other for motivation (sorry, for forcing the other one to get up and do some actual work)!
I enjoy being the only one in the house with no wish to click pictures or play dress up. I stand by and listen to my loved ones as they try to change my mind. They try their best to get me to look all decked up but I end up messing up their looks too. I photobomb their pictures while they plaster smiles and give me weird side looks.
Of course, every festival brings good food along with it. That is an unparalleled reason to love festivals and I won’t hear a word against it. Hands down, the most consistent and adorable reason (I am a foodie, so of course)!
I have my own reasons to like each and every festival but for now, I will rest my case.
Thank you for reading! See you in the next blog!