One way my family and I keep our Indian traditions alive is by celebrating holidays and having parties. For example, every year, one of my very close friends and her family has a Diwali party. I get to see my friends and we have lots of fun together. When night falls, everyone goes outside to do fireworks and take pictures. Even though I almost never stay outside for more than thirty minutes (because it’s always freezing outside and the smoke makes me cough), I always have fun. We probably won’t have a party this year and I feel terrible about it, but hopefully we will have more fun parties like this in the future.