India is blessed with so many religions, cultures, traditions, beliefs and ways of life. Be it Diwali, Eid, Christmas or any other festival, we all celebrate it together. But, Holi- the Spring Festival of India is one of the favourite festivals of Indians, especially kids. It’s a festival which brings our country together! It is the best example of Unity in Diversity. This festival is filled with joy, happiness, fun, home-made delicacies and much more. We at Pencil Text are going to introduce why Holi is all time favourite festival. So, have a look:
- You can smear colours on anyone you want to and if someone tries to scold you, just say- Bura Naa Mano Holi Hai!! Earlier “Gulaal” was made at home using flowers; they were plucked, dried and then ground to fine dust. Nowadays, colourful powdered talc called “Abir” is used in Holi.
- You wear old/White clothes on this day and let yourself completely get drenched in the colours of Holi.
- Holi for kids starts approximately two weeks before the actual Holi. You can be the target of Water Balloons anytime, anywhere! Bach ke rehna re baba..tujh pe nazar.
- You can get drunk on Holi without knowing it yourself! How cool is that? Thandai the symbolic drink of Holi has Bhaang mixed in it which does everything for you and the best part is, you do not have to give an explanation to your Mom that how you ended up being drunk, kyunki maa sab jaanti hai!
- We Indians have the best playlist for Holi. Songs like Rang barse bheege chunar wali (Kabhi Kabhi), Holi khele raghuveera (Bhagbaan), Holiya mein ude re gulal (Mai ho gayi sawa laakh ki), Holi ke din dil khil jaate hain (Sholay), do me a favour (Waqt), Balam Pichkaari (Yeh jawani hai deewani) spice up the fun of the festival. All time favourite: Jogira Sa Ra Ra Ra!!
- The real fun is when you have to take an unending shower. The wet colours won’t get off you easily and you really need to work on it. The best way to avoid this situation is to put coconut oil all over your body. Oil does not allow the colour to stick to your body and hence when you take bath the colour gets off of pretty easily.
- After so many hours of hard work, finally, you get to eat home-made delicacies like Puaa, Mutton, gujiya, Dahi-Vada, Phirni and much more.
- Holi is the festival which unites friends and families therefore, everyone visit their home for celebrating this festival together. So, if you are planning to go anywhere in Holi, you must get flight/train tickets at least 4 moths pre-booked. If you wait for the last hour you may face the unavailability of tickets or you may have to pay extra for them.
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- Holi is the festival which unites you with everyone. This festival shows us the true meaning of life. Different colours which are used in Holi have different significances such as Blue colour depicts the colour of Lord Krishna, Green colour is the symbol of harvest and fertility, Red colour symbolises the love, purity and beauty, Yellow colour is the symbol of Piousness, saffron is the symbol of strength. In the same way every other colour has its own significances.
- Holi is played in several ways in India. At some places flowers instead of colours are used to play Holi. It is said that Lord Krishna loved Tesu Flowers; hence flowers are used at some places instead of colours. In Mathura a different kind of Holi known as Lathmar Holi is played which includes hitting men with Lath (stick). Legend is that Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha’s village on this day and playfully teased her and her friends. Taking offence at this the women of Barsana chased him away. Since then, men from Krishna’s village Nandgaon visit Barsana to play Holi in town which has distinction of having the only temple dedicated to Radha in India. (Wikipedia)
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