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Celebrate the Festival of Colors with Enthusiasm and Fervor

By Mukesh Kumar Subscribe to RSS | February 21st 2012 | Views:

One of the festivals which are celebrated by amazing spirit and great fervour is the Holi festival, which is also popularly known as the festival of colours, as men, women, children and the elderly, all play with colours on this day. This day marks the ascent of the spring season, letting the gloomy, and chilly winter season bid farewell. Holi festival is celebrated in the entire country with great enthusiasm and flavour. Each state has its own way of celebrating the festival of colours. While some states rejoice by making sweets special for the festival of colours, the Holi festival, there are other states which makes gujiyas, matris and papads for the same Holi festival. There are many folk stories associated with the festival of Holi, out of which the most popular ones are the legend of Holika and Prahalad, the Legend of Kaamdeva (popular in South), the Legend of Dhundi (popular among kids), the legend of Radha Krishna, and the legend of pootana.

Just like any other festival, people cheer each other for the Holi festival as well. They call each other up on this auspicious day to spread Holi wishes. But telephone does not remain the only way for communicating the Holi wishes, as there are now Holi messages, and Holi cards which have beautiful messages written on them, and are perfect to spread the cheer among families. It’s also said to increase the bond in the society a friends and enemies alike, come together to play on this festival. Young ones touch the feet of the elders and put some colours on heir feet as a mark of respect and give their Holi wishes and get blessings in return. Handmade Holi cards are also available which are equally beautiful and enchanting as the printed Holi cards.

On the eve of Holi, a pyre is burnt as the symbol of the burning Holika. The woods for the same reason are collect long in advance before the festival. This symbolically marks the perish of evil, and shows hoe good sustains over evil, and therefore how we should do good and resist ourselves from temptations from doing the bad. On the day of Holi, the play with colours begins. Abeer and rang of all colours are available and people spread and smear it on each other. Women also come out to play this lively festival. Nature is at its best and most colourful when this festival arrives, and everyone is first dressed in white, but then by the end of the festival, no one know what colour the actual dress was of. Children love to play with the pichkari’s which now come in innovative designs. They are basically water guns, in which the water is coloured. There are many Holi games which the youngsters devise to play as many pranks as they want to, on everyone around. Throwing Water balloons at passerby is a favorite pastime on the day of Holi. There are many polar Holi songs which are played on this day.

Mukesh Kumar - About Author:
holi festival is most religious holidays of Hindu civilization and widely celebrated amongst all castes. Find some ideas to making wonderful festival as holi cards, greetings, wishes, pictures etc. You can also look for some holi songs.

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