Believe in the existence of God the superpower.
The senior citizens and parents of the children should explain the importance of these festivals to the younger generation and tell them how to celebrate and why to celebrate. Then we will see the old enthusiasm. We need to make some changes to the way we celebrate the festivals and some addition which will make the youth interesting and actively participate in the celebrations.
There is nothing wrong with celebrating new festivals but we should not stop celebrating the festivals that were followed by our ancestors.
Similar to this the festivals. The festivals are so designed by our elders to concentrate ourselves towards God or the creator for a day, that too for those who are not doing daily pooja or worship amidst their daily duties and busy schedules.
Further there was a great belief that collective prayer yield a goodness to themselves as well to society. Accordingly the village temple festivals are celebrated and on that day all village people participated in the festivals with their children and relatives though they are living in other cities.
To make the surrounding relatives and people to enjoy with the children the festivals were transformed with some special snacks and sweets. These are all to make the younger generations to concentrate and to participate in pooja on the festival days.
In those days people seldom take food, sweets and snacks outside and moreover snacks and sweets were not consumed on daily basis.
Children were expecting the days of festivals with a view to get different food items and dresses.
But later on the system neglected by elders of the houses and children were start unnoticed about the festivals.
Nowadays, we can get any food items, sweets and snacks in shops. Recently we can get them in our doorsteps through online orders. All our thoughts and daily activities got shrink in the room size that is with computer, television and mobiles. Our entire world we see through them and forget every others. We concentrate on ourselves only and neglect others and their welfare. Here the necessity of festivals, no doubt, becomes a waste and sufferings. We, many of us, neglect everything and especially others' welfare, lost God awareness etc.,
To fresh up our mind from the daily worries and pressures, the need of meditation, prayers are most necessary and celebrating the festivals becomes a must especially for the present scenario.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease