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Each occasion has a story and meaning behind, supported by a set attire that is usually followed.
India is unique in terms of the people, culture, food, beliefs, localities, activities, policies, climate, religion and a lot more. There is warmth in the air and noise at the back. Some traditions make India proud and known for its worth. There are so many festivals and so much enthusiasm for them all among Indians, it’s wonderful. Each occasion has a story and meaning behind, supported by a set attire that is usually followed. Let’s discuss a few festivals and the distinctive outfits with which we can make them the highlights of our year.
Diwali: Diwali is very famously and rightly the festival of light celebrated in extreme happiness and joy, with family and close friends. There is noise, color, food and sweets. Indians prefer to be as traditional as they can and that shows mainly in their attire. Why not add a bit of modernity to this culture? This Diwali wear a decorous and dignified sharara dress; heavy outfit with a light dupatta or vice- versa.
Ganesh Chaturthi: A good festive saree that is not very heavy would do full justice to this celebration of Lord Ganesha’s birthday. A simple blouse paired with long earrings will make you stand out. Not too less and definitely not extra. Avoid dark colors in respect of the occasion and try the pastel pallet or the classic white. Experiment with your hairstyle to highlight your outfit. Easy to dance in the visarjan and entertain all our guests.
Navratri: This one’s a long festival with specific colors for each day. It’s filled with pomp and show, dancing around in circles by showcasing your attire, making one look supremely graceful. I guess we should stick to the original festival attire which is the very colorful and radiant Ghaghara choli. Make sure to accessorize lots! Usually people stick to oxidized jewellery and beads or stones. You can wear a contrasting pair of mojari jutti, which will help you groove your way through the crowd easily and dance with ease.
Raksha Bandhan: One of the cutest festivals certainly brings a smile on all sisters’ faces because of the loaded pampering from their brothers. And girls only need a reason to dress up! There is no particular traditional dress or compulsion for this festival, so why not set our own? A crop top and ghaghra with a long jacket, sounds fun right? If you want to go a little light on the occasion replace the ghaghra ith cigarette pants and you’re ready to go.
Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is the real new year of North Indians and Sikhs which is celebrated just one day after Lohri. It signifies the beginning of the agricultural cycle. The sky is decorated with kites of different kinds during this time. There are completions and games. A festival spent usually with your family, cousins and neighbors. This is not one of those festivals where you need to dress up a lot and to play we need to be simple. How about a Pakistani kurta with palazzo pants? Heavy kurta with flowy and light pants.