Okay, we geddit. CBD might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about the festivities surrounding Diwali… but hear us out, okay.
Diwali, AKA, the Festival of Lights is just around the corner (Thursday, 4th of November, in case you’ve not got it pencilled in the diary already…), so we thought we’d whip up a bit of useful advice on how CBD oil may well be the unlikely hero of your celebrations this year… you’re welcome! 😉
But first, for those not overly familiar, what is Diwali?
Diwali is a huge religious festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Newar Buddhists. The date usually varies between mid-October and mid-November, with festivities lasting up to five days. The idea behind the celebrations is that Diwali symbolises the spiritual ‘victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance’ and is often associated with the Goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi. The festival holds some similarities between harvest festivals celebrated in Western culture.
A standard celebration will include the lighting up of homes with Diya lamps, candles, and lanterns, with the purpose of illuminating the world during its darkest hours (the autumn-to-winter transition.)
Big firework displays are a common event too. Oh, and food is a HUGE part of the celebrations…. Yum…
All sounds pretty impressive, right? But you may still be wondering:
Where does CBD come into it?
Well, to paraphrase our good friend, Bill Shakespeare, “let me count the ways….”
Traditionally alcohol wasn’t consumed during the festival period, but modern culture has crept in and now booze is a welcome part of Diwali celebrations; however, more and more young folk are shunning the fizz in favour of non-alcoholic beverages.
And fair enough!
For those not keen on a boozy tipple (or who may be saving themselves for the pending celebrations of the month of December), why not treat yo’self to a CBD drink instead?
Those who like to relax and unwind with a tasty bevvy (but can’t face the looming hangover of the next morning) can enjoy the effects of CBD drinks (which includes relaxation without loss of inhibition or motor neurone functions) without the consequences!
Also, a perfect option for the designated driver, just FYI.
Naturally, the health benefits of CBD drinks massively outweigh those of alcohol (which has next to none!), and also serves as a tasty, low-cal, vegan-friendly alternative; all the while still infusing you with the benefits you’d receive from using CBD oil.
Those who may prefer a cheeky martini or two over a CBD drink may be wondering what other benefits CBD may incorporate into their Diwali celebrations.
Well, here’s a biggie.
As previously mentioned, fireworks are often a huge part of the five-day celebrations. And who just so happens not to be fanatical on the subject of fireworks? That’s right. Our furry friends.
Every year during peak firework celebration times, our feline and canine friends (as well as virtually all wildlife) suffer extreme anxiety and distress – all so we can enjoy those bangs, pops and whooshes.
So, while we may be accustomed to firework traditions, or at the very least, we may not be able to control the displays going on around us, we can, however, do our bit to keep our pups and kits at relative peace.
The wonders of CBD aren’t just exclusive to us hoomans. Nope. Many pet owners nowadays are using CBD oil to treat a range of animal anxiety issues – and firework season is a BIG anxiety trigger for them.
So, why not hook ‘em up with a CBD supplement, so that you can enjoy your Diwali celebrations without the distress it may cause our lovable fuzzballs at home.
A celebration of prosperity, Diwali gives us the strength and the zeal to carry on with our work and goodwill for the rest of the year and thus, promising us success and prosperity. Thus, people give gifts to employees, family, and friends. So why not gift your Best Bud some of the Best Bud!