Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “Festival of Colors”. The festival has religious significance for Hindus and commemorates the victory of good over evil.
It is typically celebrated in late February or March. Holi is marked by public celebrations during which people throw coloured powder and water at each other.
How is the festival celebrated?
Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the beginning of spring. The festival is celebrated by throwing paint and powder on each other, and it is a time of joy and celebration. Holi is celebrated all over India, and it is a national holiday. The festival has many religious meanings, but it is also a time to come together and enjoy food, music, and dance; participants enjoy a day of fun and relaxation by playing with coloured powders and water.
The festival begins with the festival of Holika, in which people light a fire from the end of Holi. It is also referred to as the festival of “Phoolwalon Ka Chaap” because Holika was burnt with flowers in the past. On the day of Holi, people wear new clothes and decorate themselves in colourful clothes. On the other hand, they use the paste of Holika made from dry mustard. This is a tradition and it is believed that Holika was burnt with the paste of Holika and it gave birth to Holi.
Why do people celebrate Holi?
Holi is celebrated to wish the new year of Holi with colours, which is the sign of victory in the Indian traditional system of astrology. It is believed that Holika was a demon, but today Holika is treated like a goddess.
People celebrate Holi on the eve of the Chaitra Shukla Paksha (the new moon on the month of Shravan) when Shukla Paksha is full and bright. In Hinduism, Chhathi means a person who wears bright clothes. This refers to Holika, who was killed by the fire during Holi. People decorate themselves in colours and wear masks of Holika. After that, they celebrate Holika’s festival and eat rice soaked in sugar.
How to Celebrate a Safe Holi?
We came up with a few ways to ensure that we stay safe all through the week, and of course, we are not suggesting you skip the holi, just ensure that you protect your skin well.
Wear your Holi clothes before the festival
The number one reason why we see people going pale before the festival is because they wear the wrong clothes for a holi session. Holi is a water game, and a festival for colours, and you should only wear clothes made from cotton, which will ensure that the water won’t stick to you. We have tried out the Holi clothes, and they have worked for us, but we would suggest you check them out yourself. And if you are a first-timer, then this is a perfect opportunity to try out our products.
Also, check your shoes, some shoes leave your feet exposed to the harsh sun, and others are not made for outdoor weather, which leaves you open to infections. There are many other small things that we need to watch out for.
Prevent water from getting into your eyes
Eye infections are the most common ones during the holi, and the reason is simple, we need to keep our eyes clear during the game, which will also help us stay safe in the sun. So how do we keep our eyes safe from the water? Wear the right sunglasses, and wear gloves. It’s not enough to keep your hands covered, you need to cover your eyes too.