Diwali Mela or Diwali Fete are extremely popular not just in India but all over the world. These help people to celebrate the popular ‘Festival of Lights’ with gaiety and enthusiasm within their own community. Diwali Mela serves a very important role as the festival of Diwali is celebrated in individual homes. Diwali Melas that are normally celebrated on a weekend a few days after Diwali helps to bring the community together and share the greetings of the festival. For Hindu community outside India, Diwali Mela is a means to bond with cultural roots and acquaint children to the rich Indian culture and heritage.
Aim of Diwali Mela
Diwali Melas are definitely a means to let people celebrate the joyous festival of Diwali in the best of spirits and enhance the feeling of harmony and brotherhood in the society. However, Diwali Melas hold much greater importance for Hindus living outside India. For them, it is the only means to enjoy Diwali and help their children adapt to the tradition of the glorious Indian festival. Indians living outside India also use the occasion to showcase Indian traditions and values in the country of their residence. Besides, Diwali Melas help to unite people of Indian origin together in a foreign country and popularize the Indian belief in unity in diversity. At several places Diwali Mela are organized for a cause and proceeds of the fair are given to charity.
Diwali Mela Celebrations
Diwali Melas have become hugely popular these days and are enjoyed with great enthusiasm in India and in countries where there is a significant Indian diaspora. Cultural programmes including magic and puppet shows are organized by professional artists and children to regale the crowd. Games and other fun-filled activities for children and grownups are usually a part of all Diwali Melas. Besides, stalls of Indian handicrafts and other trinkets are also set up to let people go on a little shopping spree. Diwali Melas outside India are used to showcase the best of Indian culture; Stalls of pottery making, henna paining on palms etc help people enjoy the spirit of India. Eatables of all sorts and the customary fireworks are undoubtedly a part of Diwali Melas. Joyful competitions are also organized to increase public participation.
Attraction of Diwali Mela
Being immensely popular, Diwali Melas in India and around the world are blessed by top Bollywood stars. Scintillating performance and shows by Bollywood stars and noted singers mesmerize people and leave them asking for more.