India being a secular country, celebrates multiple festivals throughout the year. After New Year’s Day, harvesting season marks the beginning of festivities in India with the hope of a prosperous year ahead. It also signifies the end of winter as the days start getting longer. Harvesting Season is celebrated across the country under different names Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in Southern Region, Makar Sankranti in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, Bihu in Assam, etc., to name a few.
Celebrations are put aback amid the third COVID wave and surge in cases, especially the long weekend festival getaway and holidays. But there are surely new ways of celebrating every day amidst the pandemic.
Let’s see how we can celebrate and travel following social distancing and other COVID protocols.
A Family Affair
Festivals are meant to share time with your loved ones, and nothing beats the celebration at home. Decorate your home, make special festive delicacies, get dressed up in traditional clothes, be grateful and have fun. This will make you feel good and lift your mood. Also, click a lot of selfies for your new Instagram post.
A Drive with Self
Travelling amidst this crucial time can be tricky, but a long drive with self won’t hurt. Book a Myles self-drive car and go for a drive around your city, maintaining COVID protocols and regulations. You can see the glimpse of small celebrations as you travel. It is the best way to celebrate the festival, long weekend, and spend ‘me time’.
Divert your Attention
Focus on kindness, each other, and be grateful during this season. It is the best way to divert your attention and make you do good things for others and yourself. Appreciate the joyful moments and enjoy every moment.
Online Gifts and Celebrations
Treating yourself and others are always a good option. Since the pandemic, celebrations and festivities are being different. But we can always make it memorable for our family, friends, and loved ones by sharing gifts and doing a virtual get together. Don’t do things beyond your comfort stretch, and consider something thoughtful.
Inter Culture Friends
Though visiting friends and relatives is not what we recommend. But if you and your friend are in good health, you can always visit them and celebrate, especially with your inter-cultural peers, to experience the different hues of this diverse and secular country. Book a self-drive car for a safe commute and enjoy Lohri, Pongal, and Makar Sankranti.
Stick to the Rules
Regardless of whether you are having an intimate celebration or large, you mustn’t break the rules even if you are under the pressure of your family or friends. Remember, we are still in the pandemic, and the situation is crucial. It is required to stick to the government’s guidelines and contribute towards a healthier and safer society.
For daily commute or travel plans, book Myles self-drive or opt for Myles six month car subscription plan. Instead of travelling from public vehicles and cabs, owning one in a fragile situation is wise.