Festival of colors refer to Holi festival which is celebrated in India during spring season.
The festival of colors, Holi, is vibrant and filled with beautiful hues. It’s considered one of the major festivals in India—it’s celebrated on the full moon day in Phalgun (month according to Hindu calendar).
In spring, people in northern India celebrate Holi. The festival marks the end of winter and celebration of good harvests and land fertility. It also celebrates the eternal love between Radha and Krishna.
The festival is celebrated in grand style by Hindus throughout the city of Mathura and Vrindavan, two important cities that are associated with Lord Krishna.
Holi is a festival that teaches people to transcend caste differences. Holi begins with the lighting of bonfires on the night before the holiday and continues with throwing colored water and powder at friends and strangers alike.
Here’s how to make the most of Holi.
1. Festival preparation
Food, drinks and other supplies are gathered in preparation for the Festival. Some people also build a fire to make offerings of wood or grasses to their gods.
2. Lighting the Bonfire
Holi is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by lighting bonfires on the night of Holika Dahan. People also gather around these fires, singing and dancing.
For religious festivals, many people use a natural color such as turmeric on their face. If the traditional pigments aren’t available, try using water-based commercial ones.
People come out of their houses and smear water on one another, squirting brightly coloured liquids from syringes into the air. They sprinkle each other with coloured water and spray it through hosepipes at passersby. Kids are found playing pichkari (water fight) or throwing balloons filled with colored liquid at people nearby. People exchange sweets such as thandai (milky confectionary made from milk solids), dry fruits etc among neighbours and friends.
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