Happy Holi 2018 - Importance and Significance of this Festival of Colours

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colours" will be celebrated this year on Friday, on 2nd March, 2018. Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi is slated to be celebrated on 1st March, 2018.

The festival of harvest for north India is a spring festival that brings down divide among rich, poor, old and young as all get covered in colours. 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. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalguna, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar.

In recent years, Holi has been appropriated more and more by other cultures, with interlopers delighting in the practice of throwing colorful handfuls of pigment. As per ancient mythology, there is a legend of King Hiranyakashipu with who Holi is associated. Holi's origins are thought to be a combination of multiple Hindu myths. In one such myth, Prince Prahlad defeats the demon Holika. In another, the blue god Krishna paints the goddess Radha to be as colorful as he is. An amalgamation of tales, not dissimilar to the swirling varieties of pigments filling the streets today.

The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some customary drinks include bhang (marijuana), which is intoxicating. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family.

One of the most popular sweet that makes up this festival is Gujiya, a khoya-filled fried dumpling. Apart from this, thandai, gol gappe, dal kachori, paapri chaat, kachoris, dahi bhalle, chhole bhature, kanji vada, assortment of namkeens and so much more make for an elaborate Holi feast.

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Pyaar Ke Rang Se Bharo Pichkaari,
Sneh Se Rang Do Duniya Saari,
Ye Rang Naa Jaane Koi Jaat Naa Boli,
Mubarak Ho Aapko Rango Bhari Holi.

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