A time of excitement and fervor is the festival of lights in October. The occasion creates a buzz and is the time for new clothes sweets blessings and bursting firecrackers. Diwali is a family occasion – a time for the whole family to come together and celebrate the event. Earlier the festival war considered as the time for holidays where schools colleges and offices will shut down and get ready to welcome the occasion with pomp and splendor. Kids and teenagers eagerly await the fest to get a break from their studies schools books and exams. It is the time to unwind and enjoy a week of fun and frolic.
Nowadays with the daily life and hectic schedules people are longing for some peace and quiet to spend leisure time with their loved ones. The festival has changed from being a holiday to a vacation. This alteration however has not changed the traditional practices and customs that are followed from earlier times. People till date continue to follow the rituals of an oil bath, adorning new clothes decorating households with brightly lit diyas and colourful rangolis. They prefer celebrating the festive occasion in a destination far away from home. A large number of people favor overseas vacation instead of Diwali in their homes. There are reports to support this as flight and rail bookings have seen a hike in the festive season.
Families plan beforehand and tend to come together in a domestic or international destination and get ready to enjoy the festival cum vacation at the same time. This is the time of the year when families come together with bonding any also it is the time when employees receive their bonuses. The season spreads a cheerful spirit and they are interested in taking time off the monotony of the routine life and head off to a serene and fun filled destination.
The festival season will have budget friendly hotels, cheap flights , affordable travel packages and many great deals. People plan in advance and pre-book tickets to head off to their favorite getaway. The festive bonus given to employees may be in the form of incentives such as hot cash, gift coupons night stay packages or dinner vouchers at fancy restaurants. This encourages people to chuck the idea of celebrating Diwali at home and plan trips revolving around these incentives. Many resorts and hotels offer attractive early bird packages to lute travelers and fill up their empty rooms in the festive season. Families follow their customs in their favorite location and exchange gifts and have the time of their life.
The trend of holidaying in Diwali has shifted to enjoying a full fledged vacation with a joyous touch to the festival celebration. Schools and colleges will be deserted while holiday hotspots are jam packed with tourists. Airports and railway stations will be buzzing with crowds and with additional trains and flights during the festivals. Spread the light and happiness this Diwali as you take a vacation across the globe.