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Holi, The colorful bash to steal jubilation

Holi is a festival that is not just associated with India alone

Holi, one of words which give immense pleasure when it is heard. It is one of the important festivals celebrated in India, also known as the "festival of colors".

Holi is the festival where people smear each other with colors and drench each other. Everyone loves to be a part of such a colorful and lively festival.

Is Holi celebrated outside India?

Yes, Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colors.

Kids are taught about the significance of this festival

Indians settled abroad away from their country and cultural roots are more eager to celebrate festival.

Two eyes are not enough to watch and be a part of joyous Holi, which takes place in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings.

“I will shoot you”

Without any differences between the rich and the poor, people celebrate the festival together with the spirit of brotherhood.

Do you know that Holi is a festival that takes us close to mythology?

Yes, there are many legends associated with this festival of colors. The most important of them is the legend associated with Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap.

Holi in Thailand is known as 'Songkran' and is played with colored water and squirt guns just like in India

Whatever, Holi is celebrated for one day which has the power to leave behind memories to rejoice and fill color in your life. It is a playful cultural event and an excuse to throw colored water at friends or strangers in jest.

 

Holi is not just a festival of colors; it is an opportunity to organize get together sharing the cultural values of our fellow Indians abroad.

Written by Adithya Dithu