26th January 2018, India will celebrate its 69th Republic day. It’s the day of celebrations, parades, patriotic songs, exhibitions and lots more. But unfortunately, most of the Indians spent this day just sleeping and relaxing.
Somehow it’s understandable also, as our busy life, tight schedules rarely give a moment of relief. We are always in rush. Thus, the temptation to sleep for hours is hard to resist. Lucky you, this year 26th Jan is coming with a long weekend. This means you can relax and plan out something too.
After all, it’s three days off! So here are some light and fun things that can make perfect weekend time to burst all your stress. Let’s start with the first one
Go for Nature’s Walk
If you are someone who lives in metropolitan cities, even a sight of the lush green forest is hard to achieve. So use this long weekends to make the redemptions. Thankfully there are still many adventure parks in India which offers greenery and entertainment. Be it Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gujarat or Kolkata.
You can easily find many such ideal destinations. They include activities like rock climbing, trekking, air rifle shooting, farming, cycling, astronomy, and a lot more. Google is the best way to locate some for of these spots and spend some time in tranquility.
Participate in Ongoing Winter Festivals
Instead of hibernating until the temperature gets warm, step outside and enjoy the beauty of winters. There are many winter festivals celebrated in the month of January. Crafts and art fair are extremely popular this month.
Some of these events have winter-themed activities that include games, face painting, and other activities for adults and kids. From building snow mount to camel rides, there are plenty of things to excite your entire day.
Engage in Off-Screen Drama than On-Screen Movies
When did you last time watched a movie? Can you recall it? If yes, then great! Now, when did you last time watched theatre, or play or any live drama? Way too back? Never? If your answer is again “yes” then it’s high time you should watch!
The magic of Live entertain is incomparable. Plays can move you, touch you, amuse you and make you think. It truly breaks down barriers and connects you. The theatre is the best way to go and lost in the world of entertainment!
Visit an Orphanage and Spend Some Time with Adorable Kids
There can’t be any better way than visiting an orphanage and spending some time with kids. These kids are very talented and adorable. Spending time with them is no less than a therapy.
Some are excellent at dancing, some at music and some in education, but all are abandoned. Visiting orphanage is a joyful experience after which you start appreciating the small things in life.
Catch up with Old Friends and Plan a Bonfire!
Winters are never complete without those amazing bonfire nights. In fact, it’s the best way to catch up with all your loved ones. A perfect bonfire doesn’t require great view but it surely requires a great company.
Thus, forget about the hill stations and beaches if they are unreachable. Your terrace is no less! So pick up the phone, invite your friends and plan to spend the night beneath the star-studded sky.
If you are in Delhi, Don’t Miss the View of LIVE Parade
Let’s admit it, most of the Indians have never watched the famous LIVE parade on the Rajpath. Not even the Delhiites! Yes, it’s true. But why? Well, most think it’s boring old stuff and a waste of time. But the truth is, the LIVE parade is eminently exiting.
The display of firearms and the march is way more exciting to watch LIVE, than on the T.V. Every year, there is something new added in this old tradition. So don’t miss the beautiful sight this year and go to watch the LIVE parade.
Participate in Kite Festival on the Republic Day
Kite flying is a fun activity enjoyed by many Indians. The tradition of kite flying is an old one but yet a very popular one. During republic day it’s popularity is even more. The tricolor made kites fly in the entire sky and the view is truly jaw-dropping.
Thankfully many special kite festivals are organized in various parts of India. Thus, participate in it and make your kite flying experience even more joyful.
Play the Old Childhood Games
Whether you’re 5-year old or 50 years old, the joy of playing has nothing to do with your age. Playing games is the best way to give a change to your mind and soul. This is more important today when more than half of our population is home and office struck.
The coming weekend is the perfect time to delve into the joy of these activities and become a child again.
Go for a Long Drive and Spend the Quality Time with Loved Ones
After a hectic week, quality time is what everyone craves for. The coming weekend seems the perfect time to end this craving. When there is no hurry to rush to the office and beating the traffic.
Since it’s a long weekend, the roads will be clear, the best time for a long drive. So give a break to your monotonous life and escape in the beauty of nature.
Lastly, Educate yourself About your Rights in a Fun Way
We all know that 26th Jan is all about our constitution. The constitution which gives us “rights”. But wait are you really aware of your rights? Here are some facts:
Do you know you are entitled to free legal aid if you can’t afford it?
Or, A woman can’t be arrested after sunset?
Rape and sexual assault victims can be anonymous and can’t be forced to go the police station for statement?
Yes, our constitution grants many such rights. But most of the Indians are not aware of. So this republic day read some of these facts and aware yourself. Also, educate your child about these rights and make them better citizens.
The list can go on and on, and these are a handful of them. So don’t spend this weekend just sitting at home! A long weekend is hard to get. So indulge in some of these activities and make this holiday time truly amazing.