Festival of colors - Holi Festival

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Holi is a Hindu festival. It is celebrated by Hindus all over the world in Spring. Hindu spring festival celebrated throughout World on the full-moon day of Phalguna (February–March).In Holi festival, participants throw colored water and powders on one another. Holi is a day to forget your worries and connect with family and friends. Throw colors and dance to music from various DJs.
Festival of colors - Holi Festival

Holi Festival, A Festival Of Colors or Festival of LoveHoli, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates every year at the beginning of spring weather as well as the triumph of good over evil, begins tomorrow. It is best known around the world for the colourful powder that people throw on each other, leaving festival celebrators coated in colour by the end of the day. In 2017 it was celebrated on 13 March, while this year in 2018 it is celebrated today on 1st March 2018 and it will remain until the evening of 2nd March.Holi Festival

Facts About Holi festival

  1. They believe that By celebrating Holi the year will be peaceful and bring love to everyone.
  2. Festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring by highlighting positives, play, laughter, and forgiveness.
  3. It is also related to the religion of Hindus.
  4. The four main powder colours are used to represent different things.
  5. Red reflects love and fertility.
  6. Blue is the colour of Krishna.
  7. Yellow is the colour of turmeric.
  8. Green symbolises spring and new beginnings.

How People celebrate Holi festival?

Glulal is the colour which goers use to throw on each other on Holi festival. Historically, the gulal was made of turmeric, paste and flower extracts, but today synthetic versions are largely used. The event usually kicks off at 12 pm. From 3 pm onwards there is a countdown to throwing the colours in the air every hour as part of the celebration. The last countdown is at 9.50 pm. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. Festival-goers historically gather around a balefire to celebrate the success of fine over evil. They perform religious rituals, which include prayers that any evil inside of them is destroyed. The following day is called Holi, or Rangwali Holi. This is once the known colourful powders area unit thrown, commixture with water from water guns and water balloons in order that the powder sticks to folks. Most of the guests come in white clothes to make the effect of the colours more visible.
Indian Celebrities in holi festival

Holi on International Level

Basically, Holi is a traditional Festival in Hinduism but some other religions also like to celebrate this colourful event. Despite it being a Hindu pageant folks of all religions and cultures participate and it’s currently seen as a universal celebration. Holi is an annual Hindu tradition observed predominantly in India, Nepal and South Asia but adopted across the world, including the UK. Inspired by the Holi Festival is Europe's own Holi Festival Of Colours, which brings together music and stalls in one venue in London.
Indian traditional festival holi

Hindus festival of colour kicks off in Pakistan

Pakistan is a country who promote peace and love all over the world. Pakistani govt always do great care of Minorities. Hindus across Pakistan celebrated their religious festival of colours with joy and freedom. The government of Pakistan provided security this year, which never happened before. In Karachi, more than 500 Hindus gathered in the Swami Narayan Mandir to celebrate. "Hindus in Pakistan makeup solely concerning 3% of the hundred ninety million population and principally sleep in southern Sindh province. In Pakistan, it is illegal for Muslims to buy or consume alcohol. Minorities need permits to buy it.
hindus celebrating holi festival in Pakistan

Precautions

While Enjoying Holi Festival there are some precautions, like the colours are not dangerous, but the organizers advise that for protection you can wear something to protect your eyes or cover your mouth, such as a T-shirt. They only allow certified gulal powder which you will be able to buy at the festival. Colour comes out of skin and hair. In rare cases, the colourant may stick to bleached or previously damaged hair, but organizers advise that if you find colour residue in your hair it's not a dye, rather small colour particles that stick to the hair and they will disappear with repeated washing with normal shampoo.
Holi festival Color day

Holi among Muslims

There are many Muslims who would wish happy Holi with a smile and may visit houses of their Hindu friends but Muslims do not celebrate Holi. And I don't think it's something one should feel bad about. Holi might be a festival of Hindus and so the mythology behind the celebration of Holi not being supported by the scriptures of Islam makes it obligatory for Muslims not celebrating Holi festival. There are only two religious festivals obligatory for celebration in Islam which are the two Eids; Eid-ul-Azha and Eid-ul-Fitr. However, a lot of Muslims participate socially in Holi celebrations with their Hindu friends Does a Muslim need to celebrate Holi to prove he is secular and cares for his Hindu friends? Let's be real. Hindus celebrate Holi, Muslims celebrate Eid, and Christians celebrate Christmas. If you see a person of other faith not celebrating your religious festival it does not mean he has a prejudice against you. Give respect to everyone's religious festivals. He might be a better person and could be a better friend to you than some of those who are celebrating with you. So keep enjoying your festivals and let other enjoy their festivals with happiness, Peace, and joy. :)

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