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March 25

Holi, The Festival of Colors

Holi, often referred to as the “Festival of Colors”, is one of the most vibrant and joyous festivals in India and is celebrated by Hindus around the world. It usually falls in late February or March, on the day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun.

Holi signifies the triumph of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and a time to end conflicts, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival is also associated with the eternal love of Radha and Krishna.

The celebrations begin on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan, where people gather around a bonfire to sing and dance, signifying the destruction of evil. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase, and color each other with dry powder and colored water. People use water guns and water-filled balloons to play and color each other, while others apply colors on their loved ones.

Music, dance, and delectable sweets are an integral part of the Holi celebrations. Traditional dishes like ‘gujiya’, ‘malpua’, and ‘thandai’ are prepared and shared among family and friends.

At its core, Holi is an exuberant celebration of life, love, and renewal that brings together communities, fostering unity and harmony. The bright colors represent energy, life, and joy, while the festive spirit reflects a sense of togetherness and goodwill.


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