Holi is a festival celebrated by Hindus around the world. Holi marks the beginning of spring, and is usually celebrated at the end of February or early March. Participants in a Holi festival often throw brightly colored powder and scented water at each other. Holi is a major festival in the Hindu religion.
Holi is a vibrant and joyous festival celebrated primarily in India, but also in other parts of the world with significant Indian populations. It is also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”.
The festival is usually celebrated in the month of March, on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Phalguna. It marks the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.
Holi celebrations usually begin the night before with a Holika bonfire, where people gather to sing, dance and pray. The following day, people gather outside to smear each other with colored powder and water, while wishing each other. The colorful powder is called gulal and is made of natural ingredients such as flowers and herbs.
The festival is also celebrated with music, dance, and feasting, with traditional dishes like gujiya, mathri, and thandai being served. In some regions of India, people also use colored water to playfully drench each other.
Holi is a time of unity and equality, as people from all walks of life come together to celebrate the festival with joy and enthusiasm. It is also a time to forgive and forget past grievances and start anew.