Traditions are the ancient threads that weaves a culture together. They give the festivity its historical or mythological reference. But like most human endeavors, traditions too undergo constant manipulation and corruption. This is known as the vulturisation of culture. The making of the bastard.
Celebrate the festival of light, not violence. Celebrate the voice of good, not noise. Take back your festival and make it your own.
Lay down your weapons, the war is over.