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Holi Festival



Holi is known as the festival of colors in India. It is also referred to as the festival of love and benevolence. It is a spring festival and perhaps the happiest and most colorful sacred festival of the Hindus.

It is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra. It makes the beginning of the spring. The beauty of nature makes this festival colorful.

The lovely flowers with their Bright colors and the sweet songs of the cuckoo offer an Attractive background to Holi.

Holi is an ancient festival. It is better known as “Phaguwa” in Bihar and “Dol Purnima” in West Bengal.



Celebration of Holi:

The festival of Holi is celebrated for two days usually. First day, Holika Dahan ceremony takes place. Bhakta Prahlad and Holika's story is related to the event.

The next day, people celebrate Holi with great enthusiasm. People visiting friends and families to spray colored water on them. People roam the streets and others throw colored water balloons.

Even old people are crazy with joy. All people are in a cheerful mood. They forget social distinctions. They all mix freely. Our rural people move about with colored water. They sing, dance, and jump about. They beat drums and sing loudly in a chorus.

After playing holi, many people get together again in the evening to celebrate the occasion with tasty food and desserts. Some people also wear new clothes on this chance.


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Why do we celebrate Holi?

Win of good over evil: Holi is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. It stems from ancient Indian mythology.

Fertility: Holi is marked at the onset of spring and is meant to celebrate harvest or fertility. It celebrates new life as well as energy associated with the climate of spring.

Celebrate love and compassion: Holi is also called the festival of love because love and compassion is celebrated during the festivities.


It’s Importance:

Holi is an important festival of the Hindus. It is a festival of joy. It gives us the message of friendship and goodwill. On this occasion we forget our old quarrels and mix with all freely. At least for one day we forget social arcanum completely. There is no difference between the rich and the poor. Holi gives us great joy. It is a happy occasion when we forget our cares and Concerns.



Evils of Holi:

Holi has some evils. Many people get drunk on this event. They indulge in rowdy behavior and apply colors that are dangerous for health. This should never happen.



We should celebrate Holi in a decent way. We must realize that it is a festival of joy and friendship. We should share our joy with others. We must not behave badly. The real feeling of the festival should be maintained.

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