Aug 22

On this day, 

1️⃣ Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is a favorable Hindu celebration for 10 days every year. It denotes the birthday of the cherished elephant-headed Lord Ganesha.


History:

Ganesha is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. There are different stories behind his birth yet two of them are the most well-known. According to the first story, Lord Ganesha was made by Parvati out of soil from her body in the absence of Shiva. The other popular story is that the Devas demanded Shiva and Parvati to make Ganesha with a goal that he can be a Vighnakarta for rakshasas.


5 ways to celebrate eco-friendly festival:

  1. Use eco-friendly material for Ganesh idol

  2. Use lamps, decorative lights that consume low energy

  3. Decorate with natural flowers, leaves and diyas

  4. Use of natural colors for rangoli

  5. Use low sound instruments

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2️⃣ Nationl Be An Angel Day: In many religions angels have extraordinary spirits that can thought to safeguard people. On this day, we should stop thinking about ourselves and to consider how we can make the world a more pleasant.


History:

Built up in 1993 by Jaune Howard Feldman, the day urges individuals to be angel to those in need.


5 ways to celebrate:

  1. Watch kids for few hours to release stress

  2. Make a call or write a thank you note

  3. Plan a tree or two to clean surroundings

  4. Donate clothing or items who need them

  5. Be kind to other people. Plan something to help strangers

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