Holi Calendar and Dates :

Holi Colors

Holi Colors

Holi is a festival which has so much of fanfare that the people actually wait forward to the festival to be celebrated. The best part being that the holi is the first major Hindu festival of the year.

Just at the beginning of the year, people start looking for the Holi Date in their Calendar. The festival is a hit among the masses, and it is not restricted to people of particular religion. It is the festival of masses and is celebrated by the masses, irrespective of their caste, creed or religion.

The date of Holi is decided according to the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the date which marks the beginning of the Falgun Poornima day of the Hindu calendar.

Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi is celebrated on the eve of the Phalgun Poornima. On the day of Holika Dahan people burn logs of wood to symbolize victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja. This is the day when people have these huge bonfires, where the bonfires resemble the female demon holika, who gets destroyed by fire.

Holi Festival Date:

This bonfire epitomizes the victory of good over evil. It is also even termed as the cleansing ceremony before the actual Holi festival. This tradition of burning logs is a famous one and is followed by people everywhere. These days’ people use waste woods like broken furniture, and other such wastes to minimize the cutting of trees.

On the next day of Holi Dahan is rangpanchami, on this day people come out of their home and play with color and water. At the end of the festival people are drenched in varied assortments of colors  and are (more…)

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Holi is a very fun-filled, colorful and popular festival of India. Colors are very important part of Holi as they add life and energy to the festival and make it more interesting.

Holi Festival of Colors:

It looks very beautiful to watch people playing holi. They play colors in groups with full energy and joy. They apply colors on each other’s face and also through colored water on them. They get completely drenched in colors, play dholaks, sing songs and dance on the beat of dholak. Other than this, spirit of Holi is to through gulal in air and on the feet of elder people. This spirit makes the festival so delightful and pleasant.

The legend from which tradition of playing colors came is associated with the Indian God, Lord Krishna. According to legend, Krishna was very jealous of Radha’s fair complexion and therefore complained about nature’s injustice to his mother Yashoda. To mollify her child, Yashoda said him to through color on Radha’s face and change her complexion according to him. Krishna took it seriously and applied color on Radha and other gopis. So, this idea of playing colors became a tradition and became so much popular. Today also, colors are thrown by lovers on their mates to express their love.

This festival of colors is also very popular among children. They eagerly wait for this festival to enjoy with colors and make complete fun. They enjoy a lot by throwing colored water on each other using a water jet called pichkari. Some mischievous children also through water balloons on people but it can be harmful for people.

There are no restrictions on this day. It is also a tradition to consume bhang on this day to make the festival more enjoyable. People sing songs at high pitch and also through jokes on each other. Rule that is followed on this day is ‘Bura na mano Holi hai’.

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