Diwali is one of the most popular Indian festivals which brings with it a sea of auspiciousness to homes. Mythological significance of the festival is that it marks the return of Lord Ram to his home after 14 years of exile. According to many beliefs, the festival also marks the victory of good over bad. But, there is one thing, that most of us do which opposes this very sentiment.
And that is the bursting of firecrackers which are not only a waste of money but are also extremely harmful to our environment. So what else can you do to celebrate the festival besides burning crackers? Well, there’s a lot.
There are many Diwali games that you can play and celebrate Diwali with your friends, family, and other loved ones. Here is a list of 7 such games:
1. Finding Happy Diwali Diyas
In a bucket with colored water put in 10 diyas, on 2 of which you write ‘Happy’, ‘Diwali’. Give every player 30 secs to find these 2 diyas out of the lot. The one who completes the task in the shortest amount of time wins.
2. Dumb Charades with Advertorial Tag Lines
The good old dumb charades is sure to keep you all entertained. So put your commercial adverts knowledge to the test.
3. Rangoli Competition
Nothing says Diwali like a rangoli competition. Have all the participants make rangolis of their choice in 5 minutes time frame. The best one wins and gets bragging rights over others.
4. Most Likely
This is a pretty simple yet immensely fun game. All you have to do is say statements like ‘Most likely to smoke weed’ or ‘most likely to go broke’ etc. And have others choose a person whom the statement best fits.
5. Find Lakshmi Ganesh
On plain paper, paste cutouts of Lakshmi Ganesh (as many as you like). And then add cutouts of other things like diyas, candles, lights, crackers etc. Jumble up and mess it up real good to make it difficult. Get the required copies of the paper. And then, have the players find as many Lakshmi Ganesh as they can within 20 secs. Fun right!
6. Freeze Dance
Since no party is fun without some dancing, how about making a game out of it. The game is quite simple, play the music and get to dancing. Everyone has to freeze the moment the music stops, or else you are out. All you have to do then is figure out who will be in charge of the music.
This age-old entertainer can be customized with the Diwali theme. Use pictures of things relating to the festival and have fun.
So which of these Diwali games do you think is the most fun? Have some other games that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments section below.