Posted on 21/03/2019
Holi 2019: रंगोत्सव होली का त्योहार..प्यार का त्यौहार..गिले शिकवे भूल सब पर प्यार लुटाने का त्यौहार। Holi, the festival of colours is here, will be celebrated on March 21, 2019 next day of Holika Dahan, March 20, 2019. 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 past impurities.
Holi, a Hindu spring festival of love, frolic, and colours, celebrated majorly in the Indian subcontinent. Now, it has become popular among other communities also across the globe.
The next morning of Holika Dahan is celebrated as Rangwali Holi or Dhulandi – a festival of colours, where people smear each other with Gulal, colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and colour each other.
The frolic and fight with colours occur in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders at each other, laugh and gossip.
In the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh in India, where the Hindu deity Krishna grew up, the festival is celebrated until Rangpanchmi in commemoration of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. The festivities officially usher in spring, with Holi celebrated as a festival of love.