Holi- Festival of Colours

Holi- Festival of Colours

Holi is the Hindu festival of colours. It is the festival of love, friendship, unity and happiness. The festival marks the victory of good over evil. The holy fire is lightened the night before the occassion of holi. This signifies the Holika Dahan, the great bonfire. Holika is the sister of King Hiranayakashyap. Holika died in the fire despite being blessed with the power of immortality. This marks the beliefs that evil is always destroyed no matter how strong it is. Holi is also celebrated as an end of the season of winter and start of summer. The holi is celebrated to heal broken relationships and personal feuds. To enhance the beauty of this day, people celebrate with colours, distribute sweets, eat delicacies, thrill with dance & loud beats, have parties, throw colours and gulals and rejoice the moments.

The festival of colour, play and fun is similar to the major festivals all over the world. In Spain, ‘la tomatino’ festival is celebrated where people generally play with rotten tomatoes. You should watch the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ to understand the festival of ‘la tomatino’ in a better way. In a similar fashion, the battle of oranges is celebrated in Italy where people will throw oranges at the passerby.
To play with wines might be the secret fantasies of many, therefore, if you wish to enjoy playing with wine then you can visit the Haro, Northern Spain and celebrate the Haro wine festival. People would drink as well as bath in wine which really sounds cool and amazing. In South Korea, People will play with mud to mark the mud festival. This was all about a similar kind of festivals which is celebrated all around the world.

In India, if you wish to enjoy the festival of colours in a royal way, then you must visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace of Jodhpur. The Palace is beautifully decorated and remains open for the general public. It is believed that the Royal family still resides there, they will celebrate the festival in full royalty. The folk dances are arranged in a peacock garden of the palace and which would turn out to be the loveliest spot to see.

Holi is really the favourite festival for most people. Enmity and negativity are eradicated and happiness flows all around. The colour of holi gives different meanings to life. One should learn to enjoy life with positivity, love and amazing festivals. Hope you had a great time celebrating Holi this year. Happy Holi!

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