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” Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of color.”
“Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is a time to show affection. All the colors “
” Dipped in hues of love and trust has come the festival of Holi”
“A true and caring relation doesn’t have to speak loud, a soft message is just enough to express the heartiest feelings. Enjoy the festival of Holi with lot of fun”
“MAY GOD GIFT YOU ALL THE COLORS OF LIFE, COLORS OF JOY,
COLORS OF HAPPINESS, COLORS OF FRIENDSHIP,
COLORS OF LOVE AND ALL OTHER COLORS YOU WANT TO PAINT IN YOUR LIFE.
“HAPPY HOLI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
WE WISH YOUR HEALTH, PROSPERITY AND BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENTS AT THIS PRISMIC COLOUR EVE.
MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU WITH ALL HIS MERCIES!”
Why do we celebrate Holi
The festival importance is victory of good over evil, on festive day to people meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
It is festival of hindu but it is celebrated by all community in India by all community.It is also known as basant utsav. Holi starts in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in the month of Falgun.
Holi Festival is celebrated with the name Holika Dahan or Choti Holi on first evening of the festival and the following day is called Dhulandi or rangowali Holi.
Holi Festival celebration days
It is celebrated in two days
- first Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi
- next day Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Phagwah.
Rituals of Holi
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. And lord Vishnu bhakt Prahlat remain alive in fire.
The next day is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all festival of colours, where people smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and colour each other.
Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance.
People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some customary drinks include bhang, which is intoxicating.In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family.
At barsana people play holi by bamboo stick women beat the man using it. At Mathura people play Eco-friendly holi by throughing flowers on each other.
Cultural Importance of Holi
The Holi festival has a cultural importance among various Hindu traditions of the Indian subcontinent. It is the festive day to end and rid oneself of past errors, to end conflicts by meeting others, a day to forget and forgive.
Holi also marks the start of spring, for many the start of the new year, an festival for people to enjoy the changing seasons and make new friends.
Regional names of Holi
Holi is also known as ‘festival of color’ or ‘festival of love’, Phakuwa or Phagwah, Dola jātra in Odisha, and as Dol Jatra Assame, Basanto Utsav in west Bangal.
Holi is of particular significance in the Braj region, which includes locations traditionally associated with the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, and Barsana, which become touristic during the season of Holi.