For millions of Indians living all over the world, Diwali is a very special day. The biggest festival of the year in India, Diwali is known as the “Festival of Lights”. The festival, which lasts for five days, celebrates the victory of good over evil and is seen as a time of prosperity and family togetherness. A safe celebration is a must-have. If you want to enjoy the festivities without compromising your health and safety, read through this for tips.
1. Air and Noise Pollution:
At this time of increasing air and noise pollution, buying fewer firecrackers will help you spend less and stop you from polluting our environment. Noise pollution is especially harmful for senior citizens. Carefully dispose of the used firecrackers immediately.
2. Dresses & Garments:
Everyone, including children and adults, enjoys bursting firecrackers. The risk of a dangerous mishap is reduced by good quality firecrackers. Wearing cotton clothes and staying away from synthetic materials can help avoid any accidents with fire.
3. Keep First Aid Kit:
While kids are enjoying the fireworks, keep a first aid kit handy to treat the minor injuries at home. Wearing earplugs might sound a bit fancy, but it can help refrain from the excessive noise which may damage your ears in the long run.
4. Save Birds and Pets:
Animal lovers consider pets to be part of the family. Diwali can be an agonizing time for the birds and animals due to the extreme noise coming from all around. Keep your pet away from firecrackers, and try to sensitize them to the noises beforehand.
5. Sensitivity and Care:
Use low-noise firecrackers so you won’t disturb your fellow neighbors and friends. It is better to say ‘No’ to alcohol and gambling as it is easy to get carried away and overindulge when celebrating. Do not drink alcohol if you are going to be driving.
6. Never light fireworks indoors.
Diwali is a festive time of year when many people celebrate with fireworks. While fireworks are a fun part of the festivities, it’s important to be safe when using them.
One of the most important safety tips is to never light fireworks indoors. The sparks and embers from fireworks can easily start a fire, and the smoke can be dangerous to breathe in. If you’re going to be using fireworks, be sure to do so outdoors in a clear, open area.
7. Have a Fire extinguisher:
It is essential to have a fire extinguisher in close proximity to the area where you are bursting firecrackers. A bucket of water or sand would be useful to tackle an unpredictable fire. Do not set off firecrackers in an enclosed space. If there is a fire, it can become a big problem.