HOLI – A Spring Festival of Love

A COLORFUL SKY, DIPPED COLORFUL CLOTHES UNDOUBTEDLY IT’S HOLI. A CELEBRATION OF SPRING FESTIVAL ON THE OTHER SIDE IT’S A FAREWELL TO WINTER SEASON AND BEGINNING OF SUMMER. SEVEN COLORS OF SPECTRUM APPEARS A RAINBOW. WE SHOULD TAKE A BREAK FROM OUR HUMDRUM LIFE REUNITE AND SHARE JOY WITH OUR NEAR N DEAR ONE, THAT’S THE ACTUAL CELEBRATION OF HOLI. IT SPREADS COLOR OF HAPPINESS INTO OUR LIFE AND MAKE THE LIFE JOYFUL.

The various colors of Holi are a reflection of India’s diversity,its culture,and traditions.

Holi plays after DOLA PURNIMA, where lord Krishna plays Holi with goddess Radha. It’s a ritual people celebrate this day by placing the idols of Krishna and Radha on a Palki (Palinquin) and they carry them around and play with Abir (Gulal).People of all ages smeared each other with Abir and show their happiness and express their devotion to God.

For me Holi is very special because my daughter loves to paint and love colors. Whenever Holi comes her always one demand for colorful Popsicle. She loves to eat ice-cream , you can say this is her innocent mischief for eating ice cream.I love to prepare ice lollies for her.

Holi there are different rituals in different places of India. In my family we wake up early ,take bath and wear old clothes . Young people smear/ put a pinch of Holi on elder’s feet or small tikka on their forehead to show our respect,love for them.

Children particularly enjoy the festival as they throw water filled balloons at passersby…and they have their water missiles, called pichkaris to drench the person from far and escape further drenching. We celebrate Holi with friends who arrange Holi bash in their home.

HOLI IS VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL.There are different rituals , different mythological stories behind Holi. If everybody tries to burn their bad habits in Holi this world will be the most beautiful place to live. We can try to burn at least one bad habit on this Holi. That would be the perfect celebration of Holi. May this Holi brings all new happiness, joy and colors in your life.

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