Holi Festival 20-21 March 2019
16 February 2019
Holi is considered as one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country. It is also sometimes known as the “festival of love” because people unite to forget all bad feeling they may have towards each other. This great Indian festival lasts for a day and a night, starting in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in the month of Falgun – the 11th month of the Bengali calendar and the beginning of spring.
It is celebrated with the name Holika Dahan or Choti Holi on first evening of the festival and the following day is called Holi. In different parts of the country it is known with different names.
The vibrancy of colours is something that brings in a lot of positivity. The ritual starts by lighting up the bonfire one day before the day of Holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over the bad. On the day of Holi people throw powdered coloured dyes with their friends and families and end up completely covered in bright colours.
Holi lowers the strictness of social norms in Indians; gaps between age, gender and status are thrown aside. Together, men and women, the rich and the poor, enjoy each other’s company in a truly fun hedonistic day.
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