India is a multi-cultural nation with many languages,religions,customs and festivals. Most of the festivals have a religions, customs and festivals .Most of the festivals have a religious and mythological background. Cutting across religious lines each festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety by the people. In particular, children long for the day when they get a chance to enjoy. They prepare for the festival well in advance. Parents buy new clothes for the family members, the house is cleaned and decorated . Even roads and public places like shopping malls wear a new look. Everything begins to glitter and gleam. My favourite festival is Diwali.It usually falls in winter.
Diwali is called a festival of lights and sounds .Laxmi Pooja is performed in the house and family prays together. People greet their relatives and friends with sweets and hug each other .The shops on the streets are lighted with glittering bulbs. But the festival reaches its pinnacle in the evening,the house are lit with candles and electric light .Children burst crackers .In the deafening sounds of bombs and crackers ,people tend to lose their worries, everybody has smile on his/her face .Sky looks like a permanent rainbow.There is a riot of light of different hues. Bud sadly the wrong practice of bursting crackers has led to sound and air pollution .A new awakening is spreading against the use of crackers on Diwali and children,in increasing numbers are saying no to crackers.
Diwali is a beautiful festival because it leads to goodwill and friendship among the different section of people. People bury their old grudges ,forget and forgive the enemies. Diwali brings peace and joy that is why it is my favourite festival.