Holi Celebration Will begin on March 28 And Ends on March 29
Sunday 28 March To Monday 29th March 2021
What is Holi?
Holi is a festival in the Hindu Religion. This festival celebrates the beginning of spring after a long winter. It marks the victory of good over evil. Holi is a festival of love and a new beginning. Another name for Holi is “festival of colors”.
When is Holi?
Holi is celebrated in March, corresponding to the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna. In 2021, this festival will begin on Monday, the 29th of March.
Why is Holi celebrated?
Holi is an old Hindu festival. It gained popularity among the non-Hindu communities as well. The basic purpose of Holi is the celebration of the beginning of spring. Metaphorically, it signifies the victory of Good over evil. There is a Hindu legend associated with the celebration of Holi.
It is written in Bhagavata Purana, the King Hiranyakashipu–the king of demonic Asuras would neither be killed by a man nor an animal. He grew arrogant with time and demanded that everybody needs to worship him. His son did not agree to this and declared that he would remain devoted to Vishnu. On this, King subjected his son to harsh punishments. Finally, Holika, the King sister, tricked the King’s son into sitting on a pyre with her. Holika protected herself with a cloak. When the fire blazed, the Cloak flew from Holika’s body and encased Prahlada. This saved his life. Later, Vishnu appeared in Narasimha, half man and half lion, and killed the king. That’s how the tradition of the Holika bonfire on the day of Holi began. It marks the victory of good over evil.
What Are The Traditions Of Holi?
On the eve of Holi, a bonfire is lit, and popcorns, chickpeas, and various things are thrown in it while moving around it. On the day of Holi, people throw Holi colors at each other. Everyone is seen dancing and singing in the streets. Each color has its own significance, such as Red symbolizes fertility, and the green represents the victory of good on bad. People gather around to have meals together. It is also common to send sweets to friends and neighbors. Holi celebrations are full of excitement and love.
Some Facts About Holi:
Let us now explore some interesting facts about Holi and some other important things you might be interested in.
What is the message of Holi?
Holi festival of colors represents happiness and joy. It’s message is the triumph of good over evil.
When Was First Holi Celebrated?
The first Holi was celebrated back in the 4th century. Since then, it has been celebrated to mark the beginning of spring.
How Many Days Is Holi Celebrated?
The festival of Holi is celebrated for five days. Rang Panchami marks the closing of Holi.
Why Do We Throw Color On Holi?
Colors are thrown Holi to symbolize the spring season. Moreover, each color has a separate meaning of its own. The red color symbolizes fertility; blue is the color of Krishna, yellow color represents turmeric, and green is the color of spring and happiness.
What is Holi Powder made of?
Holi Powders are completely natural and made of various natural household products. Rice powder and corn starch are the two main components of the Holi powder. Some food colors are also added to add a bit of vibrance in the colors. All the reds, blues, and greens you see on Holi are due to these amazing food colors.
Is Holi Powder Safe To Breathe?
No, they are not safe to breathe. The natural Holi colors made from rice powder or corn starch are safe for both the skin and eyes. But the inhalation of these colors is not safe as they will accumulate on the lungs eventually. Moreover, all the artificial Holi colors that are sold these days are completely toxic for the skin and health.
What Do You Eat On Holi?
Thandai, Puran Poli, Rash Malai, and several other sweets are common on Holi.
How should I dress for Holi?
Wear white on Holi. It will be good if you go for a traditional white salwar kameez on this day. Pair it up with some colorful chuniri.
What should I wear on Holi?
White is common for both men and women on Holi.
Happy Holi Wishes:
If you are wondering, how do you wish a Holi to a friend, it’s straightforward. Grab some colors in your hand and surprise him by throwing them to his face and shout your lungs out, wishing him a thrilled Holi. Numerous Happy Holi Greetings are also famous on this day. You can check these new Holi wishes messages for friends.
- Wishing you & your family A very special Regards……….
HAPPY HOLI !!!!!!
- Holi Greetings to all my friends and hindi lovers and learners. Wish you a Happy Holi may your Life fills with colours.
- Happy holi to all. May this holi be filled with lots of colour.
- Wishing that may good times last forever. Happy Holi!
- With Holi comes a lot of joy and happiness. It also brings delicious gujiyas and sweets. Happy Holi!
- Your your luck shine brighter than the brightest star in the sky. Wishing you a happy Holi.
- Hope your life always remain dipped in hues and blues.
Wish you a very Happy and Colorful Holi!!
- May this Holi add more colors to your life.
- Holi is an apt time to celebrate the colors of our beautiful relationship. Happy Holi
- Let’s throw out the colors in the air, and renew our love with a bit of romantic color. Happy Holi
Happy Holi India!