pay one's dues
to earn one's right to something through hard work or suffering
The young athlete paid his dues and became a member of the best team in the city.
Celebration of Diwali
Light some firecrackers and fireworks
These are a common part of Diwali, used to symbolize warding off evil from your surroundings. They are usually set off in greatest numbers on the actual day of Diwali (the third day).Take care to keep pets and small children indoors and away from the excitement and frightening noises. See this article for more information.