English Essay - The Festival You Like Most



The Festival You Like Most

Introduction— Diwali is a very nice festival of the Hindus. It often comes in the month of October or November every year. It is celebrated in the memory of Ram's return to Ayodhya from forests after 14 years. The people of Ayodhya welcomed Lord Ram heartily. They decorated their houses with flowers. They lighted earthen lamps before their houses. Diwali is a rememberance of that day. 

Preparations— Days before the people start preparations for this festival. People clean their houses completely. They whitewash them. The merchants paint their shops and set them. The market gets a new look. 

How Celebrated— People buy new clothes and new dresses. They buy many things for this festival. Children buy crackers. Ladies buy sarees and material for preparing sweets. People give presents to friends and relatives. They send greeting cards to their far off friends and relatives. Main days of celebration of Diwali are three Than Tears', `Roop Chaudas' and `Diwali' on Amavasya day. In the evening ladies and children burn candles and lamps. Many electric bulbs of several colours are also lighted. The rows of lamps look very beautiful. 

Worship of Goddess Laxmi— On this day, people worship Goddess Laxmi. They pray her for health, wealth and happiness for the whole year. Children let off fireworks. People eat sweets. They distribute Prasad' of Diwali. The rich and the poor enjoy Diwali. All classes of the society are happy. Diwali also marks the end of the year. 

Importance— Diwali is an all India festival. People of all parts of India and all communities celebrate it. It is a festival of national importance. It promotes national unity also. 

For All People— All age groups of people enjoy celebration of Diwali. Children, youth and the old, gents and ladies feel freshness at the coming of Diwali. The rich and the poor all celebrate it as per their capacity. 

Conclusion— Diwali is a very nice festival. People forget their differences. There are some bad customs too. Some people gamble and drink wine. This is not good. Some persons get injured during burning of crackers due to carelessness. However, Diwali brings happiness to every home in India. 

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