Holi: Colourful and Fun Hindu Festival

 

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Holi is a fun festival that is celebrated in India and by Indians living in other countries.  It is known as the “Festival of Colors.”

It  is celebrated on the full moon during the months of February and March.

Young people smile in Jaipur during Holi Festival
Young people smile in Jaipur during Holi Festival

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Holi got its name as the “Festival of Colors” from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colours.  Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu were holy and good people.

How is Holi Celebrated?

People spend the day smearing colored powder all over each other’s faces, throwing colored water at each other, having parties, and dancing under water sprinklers.   Various colors and water are thrown on each other, amidst loud music and drum beating.. Like many other festivals in India, Holi also signifies a victory of good over evil.

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