Diwali – the festival of lights – is celebrated by millions of people around the world. This year, however, the festival was disrupted by the outbreak of the novel coronovirus, which has affected more than 128 million people worldwide. The United States has recorded the highest number of cases in the country – more than 10 million, just electing Joe Biden as president, have contracted the virus. India, the second most affected country, has recorded more than 86 lakh cases.
While Diwali celebrations will be muted this year, they will certainly bring joy amid the outbreak. Thousands of miles from home, New York Indian-descent revelers can brighten up their weekends and stay home for virtual meals, prayers and events.
Join Diwali Celebrations in Times Square in New York City: The festival will be celebrated over the next three days, virtually in Times Square. The Indian Consulate General shared details of the events on its official Facebook page. Diy Ki Roshni, a showcase of local talent and an international performance – much to look forward to.
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A spiritual celebration: The Bhakti Center, a New York-based nonprofit, will host its third annual Diwali event on Saturday. Details of the event are available on his Facebook page. “But we are delighted to announce that we will continue the Diwali celebrations this year and bring them to our living room!” The non-profit organization said on social media.
While you celebrate Diwali at home, try out easy recipes and get your chef’s hat. With plenty of videos available on the internet, you can try basic products like egg cakes, chocolate, milk, oil, chocolate, and bananas.
In a blog post, the New York Public Library shared a list of books to read on Diwali weekend.
If you go out shopping, remember to wear masks, avoid crowded spaces, and use disinfectants often as the coronavirus is still gone.