Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”.Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular all over the world.The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
We all love playing holi and it is one of the most fun and lovable festival.It is the festival of fun,color,laughter and botherwood. We here bring you some of the most amazing facts about Holi.
Holi is also known as the festival of colours where everyone shares joy, happiness and love.
Holi comes from the word Holika.It is said that Holika was burned by Prahlad when she tried to burn the child and Holka Dahan is celebrated for this reason.
It is a festival of colors which symbolizes love and welcomes new beginning by burying all old hatchets.
In Kathmandu, one week before the main Holi celebration, a Chir (bamboo pole) covered with colorful clothes is erected in Basantapur Durbar Square. On the eve of Holi, it is taken down and burnt to symbolize the death of the evil Holika.
It brings people from all classes and background together thus removing signs of inequality.
It symbolizes unity and brotherhood.
It is globally known festival and is celebrated by Hindus as well as by non-Hindus.
It is celebrated every year after the full moon in the Hindu month of ‘Phalgun’ i.e. early march.
On the eve of the festival, people prepare a bonfire to mark the beginning of the festival.
Another historical fact associated with Holi, when Lord Krishna’s mother Yasodha finally convinced him to approach Radha. Krishna always complained to his mother about Radha’s fair complexion so his mother advised him to apply colors on Radha’s face and see how her completion changes.