In India, Independence Day usually means getting together with family and friends, flying kites, attending flag hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events etc. But this year’s 72nd anniversary celebrations on August 15 will be far more solemn and solitary, courtesy of Covid-19. It’s a fact that you should skip on the ceremonies for once but not on the fun. Other than flying kites, here are 5 fun ways to celebrate Independence Day during this lockdown.
1. Cook and Eat famous Indian dishes
It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating the day with your family or alone as no party is complete without snacks. India is one of the most diverse cultured countries and with the diversity in culture comes the diversity in cuisines. Get one or two recipes from the internet and have fun cooking. Try making them tri-colour if you can, for those Instagram stories.
2. Tune in to your playlist and party it up at home
Now that you’ve got your refreshments in order, it’s time to turn up the music and have a little party. Tearing yourself away from the couch and getting those endorphins going will certainly lift your mood. Select some upbeat Bollywood party songs to put yourself in the appropriate state of mind to celebrate Independence Day.
3. Do Hygiene Shopping Immediately
You know how important it has become to use hygiene products in our daily lives. And what time can be better than Independence Day to buy them. Most of the online shopping platforms are having discounts on hygiene products as they are the need of the hour. For example, Biosup has it’s HIGHgiene SALE on it’s official website on all the products, starting at Rs. 20 only! Whether it’s alcohol-based hand sanitizer or an infrared thermometer, grab them at the best prices ever.
4. Watch Independence Day shows on TV
One way to recognize that its Independence Day in India is to look up at the sky and watch out for the fantastic air show. Carried out by the Indian Air Force, the show includes jets and helicopters whizzing up and down the country, leaving trails in colour of our national flag. You can also watch the parade ceremony which takes place at Red Fort. This year’s ceremony will be dedicated to COVID-19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers, survivors etc.
5. Keep your kids busy making orange, white and green decorations
If you’re lucky enough to be doing home isolation with your children (and have yet to throw them out of the house for driving you crazy), we suggest supplying them with some orange, white and green coloured arts and crafts. In the time it takes them to cut strips of paper and link them into festive chains to hang across the walls, you can catch a little nap. You’re welcome!
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