Holi, the festival of colors is celebrated in the month of Phalgun (Indian Calendar) on the full moon day. It is a spring festival and it welcomed all overIndiawith gaiety. People celebrate the festival for the good harvest for the season and pray for better harvest next year and for the fertility of the soil.
Holi Holiday :
The festival of Holi holds a prominent place in the Indian Mythology. People of celebrate the day as the day of triumph of good over the evil. The festival bridges the social gap, it discards the social discrimination and provides an opportunity for new relationships to blossom. On this auspicious day, it is a old age tradition that people visit their family friend and relatives and hug each other and greet each other saying Happy Holi. The youngsters greet the elders by touch their feet and seek blessings from them. This age old tradition is upheld even in today’s modern times.
The Holi celebration begins form the night before the actual day of the festival. On the eve of the Holi, it is tradition to illuminate a bornfire. The following morning, people play with colors and smear colored powders on each other’s faces. People even play with water mixed with colors, they are splashed all over with a Pichkari (Syringe).
All schools and colleges remain closed on the festival day. Even the office remains closed. The National government has recognized the Holi festival as a national festival and officially has declared it a National Holiday.
The children welcome the Holi Holiday with great joy. The parents give them the free hand to play. The children play in the streets with their faces smeared in the colors and dancing to the tunes of loud music, which are played everywhere. The Holi Holidays gives everybody a chance to enjoy with their family and visit their friends and relative and exchange pleasantries. Every year the Holi Holidays are eagerly awaited and spread joy everywhere.