Last year we experienced a high volume of Covid cases and the unavailability of the vaccine led to celebrations that were mostly indoors or over Zoom with extended families from other cities. This year, with the drive from the government more than 100 crore vaccines have been given and covid cases are also low. We could observe safety measures and interact with friends and family. This year, we celebrated a “green” Diwali with only green fire crackers and lights to brighten up the celebrations.
Last year I could not give my friends gifts personally but this year I went to their houses and gave them gifts.
While there may have been differences in how we celebrated Diwali last year and this year, the most important thing remains the same every year that is – family.