Holi is one of the largest celebrations in Indian culture. It is celebrated by the Hindus and marks the Hindu festival of colors.
Holi festival marks the arrival of spring. As well as celebrating the fecundity of the earth, Holi recognizes the triumph of good and knowledge of evil and ignorance. The Holi celebrations is known for attracting big crowds who wear colorful clothes.
Duration: It takes only two days with the first day being the chhoti holi and the second day being and the second day being the Rangwali holi.
The night before holi: The night before Holi starts with a Holika bonfire. The Hindus perform traditional religious rituals and rites in front of the fire. They also pray that their internal evils to be cleansed.
The day of Rangwali Holi: In the morning, which now is the Rangwali Holi, it is a joyous day since they do dance, play, chase and color one another be it kids, men, women and even youths.
- The sight of friends chasing one another for throwing colourful powder is common.
- All this takes place in the streets, grounds and even buildings.
- The participants also do sing and dance while playing drums from one area to another.
- While moving from one area to another, the celebration is marked with sharing of sweets as well as drinks.
After the whole day of celebration, people do visit friends and family in the evening or just relax at home.