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HOLI – Festival of Colours

HOLI – Festival of Colours

It’s time to celebrate the colors filled around us. In India, people celebrate a festival of colors called Holi. On this day everyone will throw colors at each other to wish them their further good life. Like the multiple colours they throw at their loved ones, they wish their life to be filled with positivity.

When you think of the Hindu holiday Holi, you may imagine people celebrating by throwing colorful powder at each other in the streets. It’s true that playfully dousing people in vibrantly colored liquids and powders is an important part of Holi, a Spring festival also known as the Festival of Colors, that is celebrated by many Hindus around the world. However, this colorful tradition is just one part of Holi. 

Definition of Holi :-

Holi is one of the most joyous festivals celebrated in India. People gather in extensive grounds apply color on each other. It is a festival celebrated in March every year. People celebrate Holi with the same happiness and joyful spirit that they celebrate Diwali.

Holi, a Hindu spring Festival celebrated throughout North India on the full-moon day of Phalguna (February–March). Participants throw coloured water and powders on one another. Holi is particularly enjoyed by worshippers of the god Krishna.

What is Holi?

Holi is considered as one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country. It is also sometimes called the “festival of love” as on this day people unite, forgetting all resentments and all types of bad feelings towards each other.

Although it is a Hindu festival, it is popular among non-Hindus. People gather the night before Holi and perform religious rituals and then pray for the destruction of their internal evil. The next morning people start the real carnival traditions and smear each other with coloured powders; they sometimes use water guns and water-filled balloons for more fun. Groups of people march the streets with drums and other instruments, singing and dancing. People also gather with their families and friends to color each other and share Holi delicacies.

The event lasts for a night and day, from the evening of the full moon (Purnima). Holika Dahan, the burning demon Holika, is the first evening of the event. On this night, people gather, perform religious rituals on a bonfire and pray that the evil inside them is destroyed the way Holika was killed in the fire. 

When it is celebrated?

Gulaal, pichkaari, sweets and celebration-Holi is one of the biggest festivals and one we all look forward to. Be it kids or the adults, everyone looks forward to the Holi festivity-the festival of colours. Considered to be the second biggest festival after Diwali, this year, the festival will be celebrated on March 08, which is a Wednesday.

From where people started to celebrate Holi :-

The great Indian festival lasts for a day and a night, starting in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in Falgun. It is celebrated with the name Holika Dahan or Choti Holi on the first evening of the festival and the following day is called Holi. In different parts of the country, it is known by different names.

How it is celebrated :-

The ritual starts by lighting up the bonfire one day before the day of Holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over bad. On the day of Holi people play with colors with their friends and families and in the evening they show love and respect to their close ones with Abeer.

In India , everyone celebrates this festival together without any discrimination. The festival of Holi is celebrated not only in our nation but all over the world. That is why it is also called the festival of happiness.

Have a Happy Holi….

The vibrancy of colors is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and Holi being the festival of colours is actually a day worth rejoicing. Holi is a famous Hindu festival that is celebrated in every part of India with utmost joy and enthusiasm.

May the splash of colors bring joy to you and your family. May the colors of joy, happiness, and prosperity fill you and your family. May the colorful festival of Holi bring good luck and prosperity to your life. May God gift you colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love, and all the other colors you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi 2023.


Who are we?

You can buy non-toxic organic colours for Holi both in our store and our online grocery store at Veenas. The colours are made with natural and organic products and not harmfull to your skin. Celebrate this Holi with Veena’s colours which is skin friendly. We are the leading grocery store in UK selling grocery products in affordable prices.

We have a very good delivery service for to make our customers happier than ever. The products will be processed in a very clean environment and packed with very safe procedures. It's also a good idea to conduct a patch test on a small area of skin to check for any allergic reactions before applying the colors to the body or face. Please read the label carefully before use. Have a happy Holi with Veena’s.

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