Motherhood is a blessing, and as a mother, I feel it is my duty and responsibility to let my little one enjoy and learn about every culture, and respect them too.
I am from Bihar and married to a Pahadi; therefore, I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to let my child enjoy both the cultures and celebrate their charm together. We celebrate all the festivals from both these cultures. It feels like the entire year is divided into innumerable festivities, which uplift our moods in this otherwise mundane life.
These celebrations help us bring positive outcomes in our child’s life, which I want to share with you all.
1) Stay Connected to the Roots
This is the era when kids are in a fast forward and westernised mode. We really don’t know whether they will be inclined towards our culture once they grow up. Hence we can do our bit right from an early age where we provide the right atmosphere, the charm, and warmth of these festivals to the kids. Our daughter enjoys festivals such as Ghughuti, Krishan Janmashtmi, Teej. We prepare delicacies on these days and also on other special occasions such as Family Day, Daughter’s Day, etc.
2) Respect for All Religions
It is important that our children give due respect and love to all religions. Therefore, celebrations such as Christmas, Eid, Holi, Diwali, Lohri, all play an important role in our lives. The celebrations children see at their homes will help build a strong cultural
base for them.
3) Family Bonding
Life in today’s times has become really hectic and mundane. These festivals come as a pleasant respite and help bring the family together. Kids understand the value and importance of the family with these celebrations.
So, take some time out and celebrate as many festivals and special days as possible with your kids, and hopefully, we will be able to strengthen their roots and our bond with them.
Stay safe and soaked in the warmth of celebrations!
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