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Holi Festival India 2021 | Holi Preparations

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Holi in India, Holi Preparation

Holi Festival India 2021 | Holi Preparations

On the day of Holi festival, special plans are made to color others. Everyone tries to be first to color others. After coloring each other they not only enjoy but special dishes and pakawaan are also served to spread love and affections.


People love to drench other to color with Gulal and Water. Gujhiyas and other sweets are offered to everyone who comes across to color and joins the celebration.

 

It is also seen in many places that some people used to help poor people and gift clothes, sweets at this festival. This shows that this is really the festival of job love and happiness. Temple as beautifully decorated on this special occasion. The markets are full of colors and sweets.

Some of the facts say that use of color and Abeer on the body helps to strengthen the ions of the body and add health and beauty to it.

 

Another scientific reason for celebrating Holi festival is pertaining to the tradition of Holika Dahan. The mutation period of winter and spring helps in the growth of bacteria in the atmosphere as well as in the body.

 

 

Do you know the significance of Holika Dahan? When Holika is burnt, the temperature increases. Following the tradition people perform Perikrama around the fire the heat from the fire kills the bacteria in the body thus cleansing it.

 

What is the date of Holi in 2021?

Holika Dahan is going to be celebrated on Sunday evening, March 28, 2021, and Holi is on Monday, March 29, 2021. Holi is one of the major festivals in India celebrated by almost all religion in India as well as in the world.Holi Story | Facts about Holi | Evolution of Holi | History of Holi

Holi In India - Holi Preparation

Holi is also known as Basant Utsav. The Preparation of Holi Festival starts one month before. Holi preparation can be seen and feel at every corner in India.  The Holika Dahan placed are pointed out. Piece of bushes, woods, cow dungs and many more burning materials are collected on that place. Young are more excited to collects these materials and plans to celebrate Holi festival in more exciting way. Farmers show their excitement in their field and crops. Women do Preparation of Holi Festival by cleaning home and surroundings. Children are much excited to celebrate Holi festival by collecting coins and purchasing Pichkaari and Gulal on the day of Holi festival.



Holi Celebration | Holi Festival Celebration

Holi in India - Holi Celebration in School

Holi celebration takes place in every school colleges and other institutes in India. Excitement can be seen on everyone faces in school. Holi celebration planning starts one week before the actual day of Holi. The essay writing competition, T-Shirt painting, cultural programs are the parts of academic activities targeting the Holi festival. Cleaning the school campus is part of Holi preparations. Students are so excited to prepare themselves with Holi weapons such as Gulal and Pichkaari to drench others with Holi colors. The day before the Holi festival, Holi celebrations are planned. Every staff members and children color others face and dance together. Sweets and other dishes are distributed to spread joy and happiness on the school campus



Holi in India - Holi Celebration in College

Holi Celebration in College
Holi Celebration in College
If you are graduates, then certainly you have celebrated Holi festival in college. As you have celebrated Holi festival in school days many times, the same environment can be seen in college also. Everyone forgets their age and place and behave like children to make their Holi festival special and memorable. All staff members and students hold their academic activities for a day and on that day only Holi celebration takes place. Since Holi is the festival of joy and happiness, it can be seen on every face with a cute smile

 


Holi in India - Things Used in Holi

Mainly Holi is the festival of colors. Abeer, Gulal, Pichkari, Water colors, are the main weapons in every hand. In spite of that special food and sweets are made in every home. Sweets and special foods are made at every festival but Gujhiya is especially known for Holi festival.



Types of Holi Color

As we get closer to the day of Holi Festival different Types of Holi colors are seen in the market. But before use of Holi colors you should ask yourself that are Holi colors safe? You must know the Hazards of Holi colors.

Types of Holi Color
Types of Holi Color


Here are different types of Holi colors or you can say Holi colors are mainly available in three forms

1)   Paste Colors
2)   Dry Colors
3)   Wet Colors


Paste Colors

Paste Colors are neither liquid nor solid or dry. It is prepared by mixing Holi powder ingredients or solid and liquid in definite proportion. Paste colors have different variety such as Black Color, Green Color, Silver Color, Blue Color and Red Color


Dry Colors

In India Dry Colors are commonly known as Gulal. On the day of Holi festival, Dry Colors are the main weapon found in every hand. But you should be very careful about Holi powder ingredients and know how to use Holi powder since there are various harmful effects of Holi colors. You can also say as hazards of Holi colorsDry colors are a colourant mixed with a filler base.


Water Colors

One commonly available water colourant used during Holi is Gentian Violet a highly toxic and hazardous chemical. Exposure to gentian Violet leads to severe skin ailments and eye problems.


There are various harmful effects of artificial Holi colors. So you should know how to use Holi powder or Holi colors.



Why Holi is called the festival of colors?

Holi is known as the festival of colors, but do you know why is Holi called the festival of colors? Do you know the facts about Holi? Do you know the Holi Story?



Holi in India - Significance of Holi Festival

Holi is celebrated almost in every home in India. What is the significance of Holi festival? Here is the significance of the Holi festival.


Cultural Significance

There are various legends associated with Holi festival which concluded only the power of truth as the moral of all legends means ultimate victory of good over evil.


The legends of Hiranyakashyap and Prahlad also points to the facts that extreme devotion to the god pays as God always takes his true devotees in his Shelter.


Holi is celebrated once in a year when the fields are at boom and people are expecting a good harvest. This is the main reason to rejoice, celebrate and share happiness in the spirit of Holi.


Social Significance

Holi helps to bring society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country. Non-Hindu also takes part in Holi celebration since they feel the feeling of the colourful festival.


The tradition explains that even the enemies turn friends on Holi and forget any feeling of hardship that made them apart. On this special day, people do not differentiate between rich and poor and meet everyone full of acceptance and brotherhood.


In the evening people visits friends and relatives and exchanges gift greetings and sweets. This helps strengthen the relationship and increase the emotional bond among people.


Biological Significance

Happiness and celebrations are the strongest cure for any disease. When people laugh they forget every problem in their life. This is needed in every life.


Thanks to our forefathers who started the trends of festival and celebrations time to time. This makes us happy and accelerates our work with full energy, potential and excitement on the next day.

 

Holi is the Festival of color. It is commonly known as Basant Utsav. It comes when the spring season starts in India. A very pleasant season is welcomed every year by Indians. Happiness can be seen and feel everywhere on this special day.


Gulal, Abeer and Pichkaari are synonymous with Holi festival. The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. Some places are famous for their own style of Holi celebration.

  • Mathura ki Holi
  • Brindaban ki Holi
  • Banaras ki Holi

 These are the famous places recognized for its special celebration of Holi Festival.

 

On the day of Holi festival, special plans are made to color others. Everyone tries to be first to color others. After coloring each other they not only enjoy but special dishes and pakawaan are also served to spread love and affections. Gujhiyas and other sweets are offered to everyone who comes across to color and joins the celebration.

 

People love to drench other to color with Gulal and Water. It is also seen at many places that some people used to help poor people and gift clothes and sweets on the day of Holi. This shows that Holi is really the festival of joy, love and happiness. 



Temples are beautifully decorated on this special occasion. The markets are full of Colors and sweets. The Temple of Radha-Krishna becomes the junction of Holi Celebration. Devotees turn the swings signing devotional Holi songs. nowadays small play is organized indicates the spirits of joy and happiness at this festival.

Holi is one of the Major Festivals of India. It spread joy and happiness among people. The festival is celebrated across the nation in different ways. This festival is known for much joy and frolic. The festival also signifies the arrival of spring a season of joy and happiness. Holi is popularly known as Basant Utsav in India.

 

India covers the diversity of culture and religion. There are thousands of languages people used to speak at different locations. If we talk about Holi festival people used to interpret the importance in their own way. They have given the different regional name of Holi as well. Some of the popular names of Holi are as followed

  • ·        Lathmaar Holi
  • ·        Dulandi Holi
  • ·        Rangpancham
  • ·        Basant Utsav
  • ·        Dol Purnima
  • ·        Hola Mohalla
  • ·        Shimgo
  • ·        Kaman Pandigai
  • ·        Phagu Purnima

 

Holi comes at the time when people feel lazy and sleepy. This is natural to the body to experience some tiredness due to change of weather from cold to heat. To counteract this tiredness of the body people sign loudly and even speak loudly.  This helps in re-energize the human body and recovers them from laziness.

 

Some of the facts say that the use of color and Abeer on the body helps to strengthen the ions of body and add health and beauty to it.

 

Another scientific reason for celebrating Holi festival is pertaining to the tradition of Holika Dahan. The mutation period of winter and spring helps in the growth of bacteria in the atmosphere as well as in the body.

 

When Holika is burnt, the temperature increases. Following the tradition, people perform Perikrama around the fire the heat from the fire kills the bacteria in the body thus cleansing it.

 


Holi in India - Story of Holika Dahan

There is a traditional story behind the festival. A tradition of Holika Dahan is actually the lighting of bonfires.  The ritual is the symbol of victory of good over evil and has its root in the demon king Hiranyakashyap who wished to end his son Prahlad’s life with the help of his sister Holika. Holika has blessed by god Vishnu with a piece of cloth that can protect her from Fire. Hiranyakasyap planned and force his sister Holika to burn Prahlad with his sister help. Holika sits on fire having Prahlad in her lap and wrapping that special cloth around. From shake of God that cloth protected Prahlad from fire and Holika was burnt. This was the Story Behind Holika Dahan.

 

India is known for its diversity. It covers different religions, culture, faith, language and many more things. There 28 States and 9 Union Territories. Each state celebrates Holi in their own way having different 

 

 

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