Holi is a festival of Hindus and is celebrated all over the country.
It is the festival of colours, fun, and frolic. Holi is the festival of joy and happiness. It comes in the month of March. This year Holi will be celebrated on 29th March, 2021. People from all over India celebrate Holi with an open heart. There is a great history and significance of celebrating of this Holi festival every year. Long ago, there was Holika, sister of devil Hiranyakashyap, who tried to burn Prahlad (son of her brother) in the big fire by taking him in her lap. Prahlad was true devotee of God who was saved from fire. However Holika was burnt and changed into ashes. From then, Hindu people celebrate the victory of goodness over evil every year as festival of Holi with Holika Dahan one day before Holi.
On this festival, people forget their enmity, bitterness, and hatred. They come together to renew their friendship and bond of relationship. This festival creates love and friendship. As per the tradition, few sweets and special food are prepared for this festival. People rub gulal on each other’s forehead by wishing them ‘Happy Holi’.
Holi, for some people, is the festival of love shared by Radha and Krishna – a form of love that needs no specific name, form or shape. The primary colours used represent various emotions and elements like blue for Lord Krishna, red for fertility and love and green for new beginnings.
The festival of Holi finds a place not only in our real life but also in art, media and music as various songs, movies and shows mention Holi with diverse forms and references. More often than not, people embrace this occasion to wipe memories of hurt and anguish and replace them with brotherhood, kindness and enjoyment. People across the barriers of age, generations, caste and creed become a part of the celebrations in all their colours.
Holi should be taken with the right spirit and with nice enthusiasm People must understand that this festival is celebrated to bring people together to be happy.