Diwali for me means taking time off work to spend quality time with family and friends. We do a small pooja at home every year.
I don't gamble, so I get quite bored at Diwali parties.
I play UNO with the kids of the house instead! I get perturbed by the pollution caused by fire crackers, so I don't endorse them. What I love about the festival is that the general atmosphere is filled with cheer, homes are decorated and people all around are in a celebratory chill out mode, smiling and having a good time. The highlight of the whole shebang being , but of course , the MITHAIS!!!!!!