New Year » Holi Festival
Holi is one of the most important Hindu festivals is a sparkling fiesta that is regularly connected with India. It is amongst the most popular festival of Hindus, other being Diwali and Rakshabandhan. Holi celebrates the spirit of life which is pleasure and cheerfulness. This festival is about letting go whatever has happened and enjoy life together with family and friends.
Dynamism of spring season takes its heights, when colors and flowers envelop the courtyards and streets throughout the country. Holi is celebrated at a time of the year when everyone has had enough of the cold winter and looks forward to the warmth of the sun. Even grandmothers abandon their knitting for the wonderful sunny days. They know that it's time to give in to good optimism, for insensitive Indian summers are just around the corner.
Holi - the festival of color is marked as the opening festival in Hindu calendar, falls on the full moon day in the month of PHALGUN. People enjoy themselves playing with many colours and celebrate the whole day with much pump and gaiety. Holi festival celebration is characterized by performing Holi puja as per Hindu custom. Dhuleti, which falls day after Holi Puja, is considered to be the real festival of colors. Children and youngsters fight with each other use fast and clammy colors to celebrate Holi. This is all fun and joy for them. Holi festival is celebrated as the festival of the victory of good over evil. Even today, bonfires are lit on the night before Holi in memory of the event and burning of the evil Holika. It symbolizes the victory of Good over evil.