Holi is a festival of colours. It is one of the biggest festivals for Hindus. It is celebrated in the month of March every year. It is called the festival of spring.
Holi marks the end of winters and it is celebrated to welcome spring season. It is a two-day festival. On the day of Holi, people play with colours. They get up early in the morning and wear white clothes. Some people also wear old clothes on this day to save new clothes from colours.
Children enjoy this festival the most. They put water and colours in their water guns and splash water on each other. People take colourful Gulals and they put it on the faces of others.
On this day, everybody become friends and they celebrate togetherness. It is said that nobody is allowed to get angry on this day. Therefore, some people call it the festival of love. People sing and dance together on this day.
After playing with colours, people take bath in the evening. They put new clothes and go to their friends and relatives place. This day is called Rangwali Holi. It is the main day of the festival.
Before this day, people celebrate ‘Holika Dahan’ in the evening. Holika was a Demon who was killed by Lord Vishnu. This day is called as Chhoti Holi.
People collect woods and then light a fire. People believe that this fire burns all evil powers. They move around the fire and pray to God.
On Holi, people cook sweets and other snacks. Gijiyas are an important sweet which is made in every house on Holi. This festival brings joy and happiness.
Questions on Holi
Why do we celebrate Holi?
Holi marks the end of winters and it is celebrated to welcome spring season. It is a two-day festival. On the day of Holi, people play with colours. They get up early in the morning and wear white clothes.
Who is the God of Holi?
Holika was a Demon who was killed by Lord Vishnu. This day is called as Chhoti Holi.
What is the moral of Holi?
Holi symbolize the victory of Good Over Evils.