Holi festival india
India is a country of festivals and festivals. Many festivals are celebrated in our country, in which Deepawali, Rakshabandhan, Eid, Baisakhi, Onam, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Holi etc. are prominent. Out of these, the festival of Holi is especially known for its fun, gaiety and enthusiasm.
Time to celebrate holi
This festival is celebrated at the end of winter and the arrival of summer season. At this time it is the spring season. Seeing colorful flowers blooming all around and green and ready to ripen crops fills the mind with enthusiasm. According to the Indian calendar, this festival is celebrated on the full moon of Falgun month.
Reason for celebrating holi
In ancient times, a king named Hiranyakashipu did not believe in God. But his son Prahlad was a great devotee of God. Hiranyakashipu made several attempts to dissuade Prahlad from God and tried to kill him in many ways without success. Prahlad’s aunt Holika had a boon of not burning in the fire.
He asked Holika to take Prahlad in her lap and sit in the fire. Due to a divine miracle, Holika was burnt and Prahlad was saved. Since then every year this festival is celebrated in his memory.
Method of celebration holi
To celebrate Holi, people collect wood, dung, and bushes etc. at a certain place from the day of Vasant Panchami. It is lit in the evening on the day of Holika Dahan. Some people bring home crops like barley and wheat by making small bundles and roasting them in the fire of Holika. People sing Holi songs in groups – Chaita, Phag etc.
The next day, from early morning onwards, children set out with colorful pitchers and drench each other with colours. The elders wish each other a happy Holi by applying gulal and eat a variety of dishes, such as gujiyas etc.
conclusion of holi
We should celebrate this festival full of fun and joy with joy and gaiety. The color of Holi should not be disturbed by smearing grease, paint or chemical substances on one’s face, so that love-harmony and gaiety should not decrease.
This festival of love and union is celebrated happily in every household.