Posted on 02/03/2018
Holi, the festival of colours is here, will be celebrated on March 2, 2018, and Holika Dahan on March 01, 2018. We all wait for it the whole year so that we can enjoy those Gujiyas, Thandai, Mithai (Sweets), Gulal and colours. Holi festival provides an occasion to reset and renew ruptured relationships, end conflicts and rid themselves of accumulated emotional impurities from the past.
Holi is a Hindu spring festival, celebrated majorly in the Indian subcontinent. Now, it has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours.
It is known as a festival of colours as people smear Gulal (Pigmented Powder) and colour on each other’s face to express their joy and happiness. The festival of Holi marks the arrival of spring season and farewell of winter. On this day, people meet each other in a community-organised get-together. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for good harvest.