For many adults also it is similar.
The unity spirit of family members joining in cleaning, decoration and preparing Sweets and snacks has almost disappear. Now it is celebration by ordering for sweets and eatables. Clay lamps are used very less and electric lights LED mostly-are used to light up homes and premises. It becomes so easy as the need of lighting or taking off the lamps is just a switch on or switch off. There is no need to arrange the lamps, oil them put wicks and then add oil and remove them carefully after use,
Mostly celebrations (any celebration) have become commercial opportunities.
Earlier days, my parents used to buy new clothes and give it for stitching one month in advance. Yet, the tailor would deliver it only on the last day after repeated visit to the tailor. These days textiles are ready made. Just go to the shops and get ready made wears.
Earlier days, my mother used to make sweets and kaarams at home. These days, sweet meat shops provides all types of sweets for celebration.
Earlier days, my father used to make home made fire works that makes sound with a bang. These days, the fire works varieties have been made very attractive. No parents know how to make local bursters.
Things have changed a lot and celebrations have been made easy and simple.
No life without Sun
Believe in the existence of God the superpower.
But these days that much enthusiasm is not there among the children and youth. Nobody is attempting making in the houses. They purchase material from outside. They prefer getting up late as it is a holiday. Even special dishes are not made in the house. They will be purchased from outside. Many children these days even don't know why this special festival is celebrated.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease