Since Ages, Dussehra gets celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm every year on the 10th day of Ashwin month according to the Hindu calendar.
This Day Sri Ram (the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu) killed the great demon Raavan, the king of Lanka, who had abducted Sri Ram's wife Sita. This day is also known as 'Vijayadashami' to mark the 10th day of the war that culminated in the victory of Sri Ram (Good) over Raavan (Evil).
How to Dress Up?
Traditional attire is best suited for such festivals. Females can dress up in bright lehanga-choli, punjabi-suits, sarees etc. whereas; males can wear dhoti-kurta, kurta-pyjama or sherwani, with a stylish stole around their neck.
How to have fun on Dussehra?
You can celebrate this festival the way you want. Here are some tips and suggestions:
You and your friends can organize an event or host a few games for the entertainment of residents in your society.
Spread the Awareness:
Your festival celebration should contain some awareness program along with fun and entertainment. You can discuss your ideas and plans with your neighbors and association to make this festival memorable.
You can volunteer to organize a cultural program for the entertainment of adults & children in your neighborhood that could add up color and zest to the festival.
Make an effigy of RAVANA:
You and your friends can make an effigy of Ravana. This time try to make a little modern Ravana that could become center of attraction in your locality on Dussehra day.
Play Musical Chair:
On this age old festival you can play all-time favorite Musical chair to engage people from all age group.
Action game (Dumb Charades) or Tambola:
These fun games can add up spark in the festivity. People of all age group can enjoy this game.
Know thy neighbor:
You can play a game that would surly help you know more about your neighbors and family members.
If you have some experience or ideas for conducting such events or games, you can share with us as well.