Holi – the festival of colors they call. They name it this way, as this festival is brilliantly colorful and is celebrated all across India. It marks the first steps for the arrival of spring season and the passing of the winter. People splash colors over other people crazily on the streets with joy and love. It seems like an ecstatic battle of rainbow-coloured powders.
Vivid tinge taint the sky as India steer in the season of spring with the kaleidoscopic festival of Holi. Ummm..
It all starts a day after “Full Moon” when the bonfires are lit in the remembrance of Prahlad’s escape. And then next day the whole city gets painted in vibrant colors. A blast of colour gets the towns and cities a myriad of concentrated colours. In India many while playing with colors will call it saying it loud
Bura No Mano, Holi Hai……
In India traditions and culture are linked to this wonderful festival, which varies all across the nation. For example in North India Holi is celebrated noticeably more exuberant as compared to Southern India but, Holi is also celebrated in many other parts of world. From Cape Town to New Jersey, people get along with their peer groups and communities to pour coloured powders and striking paints with happiness.
When asked to a close friend of mine who hails from southern part of India, that what Holi is for him..He answered!
“For someone who grew up in India, Holi is the festival that is much awaited for a reason that I can think of, is fun, frolic, good food, the energy, and the spirit it brings to the people. He added by mentioning about the colours, the music, the noise, the beats of drums, dances, and smiles all around. However, if you ask most people what they love about Holi, will be I guess this kind of answer only.
The vivacious festival is known for the diversity as it is celebrated differently in different regions of India. From Rangpanchami in Maharashtra to Lathimaar Holi in Mathura, Holi is that one festival which does not discriminates on the basis of caste, creed and religion. You soak in the aroma of Gulal by putting a pinch of color on mere your acquaintances, isn’t it astonishing. Everyone looks alike goofed up in color and drenched in water, for them no ego, no animosity exists. Isn’t this enough to get you on high…..
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