Going along with your timeline share your beautiful experiences with Deepavali festivalDeepavali is one of the most exciting and joyful festival in my childhood days. When new Calendar comes, first we used to search when this festival comes in that year. Children used to plan one month before how to celebrate this festival. We used to prepare a list of what type of crackers to buy for the festival long before the date of festival. Some of the items like Flower Pots, Matabas (large size Pencils), Sisindri's etc. were used to be prepared in large scale by our parents with the help of us. For Rs.15 to Rs. 20 we used to get plenty of crackers and they serve for the whole family to enjoy for several days and even after the festival too . My most favorite festival is Deepavali and few times even though I got high fever I used to enjoy this festival in bursting crackers leaving aside fever. When I am in 4th Class one day before Deepavali I tried to burst Seema tapas simply holding in my hand and unfortunately it burs-ted in my hand. I got lot of burning sensation in my hand and I found it very painful. My parents applied some butter on my hand. But on the next day I have forgotten everything about this and I enjoyed Deepavali as usual. In my opinion Deepavali is one festival which brings unforgettable and un-buyable happiness and courage in children. In my opinion discouraging to celebrate this festival by saying pollution is not correct. Members share your wonderful experiences during your timeline through this thread.