Celebration of Diwali
Well Diwali in the southern part takes a different turn for various exclusive Diwali customs are observed in Tamil Nadu. The people of Tamil Nadu observe this once in a lifetime event, Thalai Deepavali, which is observed by newlyweds who are entitled to celebrate their first diwali after marriage in the bride parental home. According to the traditions associated, the newly married couple, after taking blessings from the elders are supposed to burst the first crackers of the day and thereafter pay a visit to the temple, get gifts of clothes and jewellery, savor on the sweets that are reserved for them and receive blessings of elders for a happy married life. In this joyful occasion the groom s parents and relatives also come down to join in the celebrations.