What is Holi – how to celebrate Holi facts about the Hindu festival of Holi

By | March 2, 2017

Holi is the festival of Hindu and now it is celebrated by some other religion also. About the Holi lots of facts and reason to celebrate it. Here is all the fact about Holi celebrations and some significance of it. Holi is celebrated in the month of Phagun as English Calendar it mostly falls in the month of March. In the year 2017, it falls on 13th March. It means that spring season has fallen. As India is the country of Agriculture every year this time farmer around the country finished their agricultures works. in other words 

    “Holi was an agricultural festival celebrating the arrival of spring. 

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Holi is the combination of man and nature alike throw off the gloom of winter and rejoice in the colours and liveliness of spring. It is the time when farmer earns some profit and get some rest from the agriculture works. New crops make them happy that’s the reason it is celebrated by all around the people from the India. Day of Holi people get together at the public places or visit the door to door in the group and apply Colour powder (Gulal) on each other and offer some food to each other. This day people of all age play Holi and Younger takes wishes from the elder by touching their feet.

Holi spiritual started from the time of Krishna-Radha – Earlier days people were spreading muds or powder of soil on each other. After some decades and modern time, people started to spread beautiful colours on each other. The legend commemoration of Holi  

Legend behind Holi 

There was an evil king named Hiranyakashipu. He forbade his son Prahlad from worshipping Vishnu. He tried out to escape such things but he failed. Getting angry with his son, Hiranyakashipu challenged Prahlad to sit on a pyre with his wicked aunt Holika. Holika put herself and Prahlad on the fire on orders from her brother. Prahlad accepted the challenge and prayed to Vishnu to keep him safe. When the fire started. At last Holika was burnt to death, while Prahlad survived without a scar to show for it. The burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi. For doing this Holika begged Prahlad for forgiveness for it and he decreed that she would be remembered every year at Holi. 

Holi Rituals and Customs  

Some part of India Holi is celebrated 5 days but some part of India it is celebrated 2 days. If you know more about the Holi tradition and custom or wish to share something on the occasion of Holi. 

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