Holi – Festival of colors – Look at the splashing of colors
HOLI – Celebration of colors…….
The multiday celebration, also known as the Festival of Colors, begins on the day after the full moon in early March—this year, March 3. Celebrated by lighting bonfires and throwing colored powder and water on friends and family, Holi has great significance for Hindus and is traditionally associated with fertility and good harvests.
The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.
Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. Numerous legends & stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and vivid. People rub ‘gulal’ and ‘abeer’ on each others’ faces and cheer up saying, “bura na maano Holi hai”. Holi also gives a wonderful chance to send blessings and love to dear ones wrapped in a special Holi gift.