by Udita Saklani
Presenting ten fancy dress ideas just in time for your little one to dress up in style this Republic Day
India will be celebrating its 69th Republic day this year with much pomp and show at India Gate. Republic day can very well be called the first Indian festival of the year, which is celebrated by each Indian irrespective of caste, creed or sex.
Schools also start preparing kids of primary section for the D-day. One can also find stationery shops filled with the hues of the Indian national flag selling stuff similar around the whole theme. Fancy dress is one of the most popular events which happen in schools from time to time basis. Some parents go all the way in making DIY costumes for their little ones while others rely on ready-made garments. No wonder fancy dress rent shops are the need of the hour for today’s working parents. Well just in case, if you are still unsure of what to dress up your little one at school, don’t fret. Presenting 10 fancy dress ideas just in time for your little one for this Republic day.
1. Freedom fighters:
Republic day is all about celebrating our country’s pride and honor and remembering the people who made the nation a republic. Then why not dress our little ones as freedom fighters? In this way, we are making them understand the importance of freedom and being a republic, and paying our respect to those who made it possible. Rani Jhansi, Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi and many more options are available for fancy day dress up.
2. Different professionals (people who make our lives easy):
Often we get so busy in our day to day lives, that we forget that there is an entire system which is making our lives easy, be it any sphere of life. Dressing our kids as doctor, policeman, traffic policeman etc. will make them understand the different professions and how they help us in our day to day lives.
3. Dances of India:
Getting your kid to wear the traditional dance dresses of the various states of India is also another varied option you can look at this Republic Day. Again, apart from the fun angle, kids get to know the traditional get up of different states of India.
4. Environment theme:
The kind of environment we are living in today, makes it mandatory to teach our kids about the factors which contribute in having a better, green and clean environment. So why wait for any day? Let’s start educating our kids about our environment, this Republic Day only. In this way, it also helps in imparting a message to the audience.
5. Mythological theme:
India has seen everything from Mahabharata to Ramayana to Mughals. There is a beautiful history associated with each town in India. Dressing up our kids as characters from the mythological era is also another option which parents can explore. Dressing them up and narrating them the story behind each character can be interesting and fun at the same time. From Rama, to Arjun, To Akbar and Mirabel- the options are umpteen.
6. Theme centered around the hues of the national flag:
You can also dress up your kids in shades of saffron, white and green. You can pick up any character or an inanimate object in these shades. In this way preschoolers can gain knowledge about the colors present in the national flag and the significance associated with each.
Any occasion, and we Indians love dressing up in our ethnic wear. That is the one of the prime reasons new parents love festivals! We never fail to dress up our little munchkins in Ghaghara choli our pathani kurta! So, dress up your preschoolers in ethnic wear and soak in the traditions of the nation.
8. Current political leaders:
Dressing up your little ones as political leaders of today is also a trend which is slowly building up in schools these days. Kids aren’t further and they identify whatever their parents watch on the television. That is one reason Narendra Modi is so popular with kids these days.
9. Imminent people who have done India proud worldwide:
India has been a massive warehouse of talent. No wonder we have given some of the world’s best trained people who have gone ahead to become CEO’s, doctors, engineers in world’s biggest multinational firms. Well if you are still scratching your head, then Sunita Williams, Indra Nooyi, Sundar Pichhai are some of them. We are sure your kids will love dressing up as them as these are the next gen idols for them.
10. Armed forces theme:
India has one of the greatest number of men serving the country in the entire world, as far as the navy, army and air forces are concerned. That is one thing which we Indians need to be proud and grateful for. People in the armed forces have a very important role in the wellbeing and protection of its citizens. Let your kid adorn that military , navy or air force uniform and hum the beats of ‘Nana Munna Rahi hun, Desh Ka Sipahi hun’.
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