Holi Festival

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The festival of Colors

Holi Festival is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the “festival of colors”. The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil. It originated and is predominantly celebrated in India. In addition to India and Nepal, people celebrate this festival widely all over the world. Moreover, the festival celebrates the arrival of spring and the end of winter. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the full moon day of Phagun. According to the Gregorian calendar, it falls sometime between late February and March. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan (burning of demon Holika) and the following day as Holi. The celebrations begin with the lighting up of a bonfire. On this day, people perform various traditions and renew love and trust.

This Holi Festival is marked with gaiety and fervor throughout the country. People smear each other with colors and drench each other with colored water. Celebrating the colorful Festival, people relish gujiyas, mathris, malpuas, and Bhaang Thandai, the intoxicating traditional Holi drink. Everyone indulges in the festive mood by drenching and smearing each other with water and colors. People also send beautiful cards and gifts to their dear ones.

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