The Spring Festival of India, Holi - is a festival of colors. Celebrated in March or April according to the Hindu calendar, it was meant to welcome the spring and win the blessings of Gods for good harvests and fertility of the land. As with all the Hindu festivals, there are many interesting legends attached to Holi, the most popular being that of Prince Prahlad, who was a devout follower of Lord Vishnu. It is the second most important festival of India after Diwali. Holi in India is a festival of fun and frolic and has been associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha. The exuberance and the festivity of the season are remarkable.
Unlike all the other festivals of India, Hindu Holi festival is one
such festival where one can put down the social taboos and indulge in
the intoxicating drinks and sweets prepared by using opium. It is a
festival of romance often represented by the love-play of Radha and
Krishna. Brij Holi is famous all over the world for its gaiety in
spirit. Each year, young and old, men and women, all indulge themselves
in the spirit of colors and for once forget the social taboos. There are
mouthwatering delicacies to savor such as 'Gujhias' and 'Papris' and
there are interesting traditions and customs of Holi that have their own
regional variances. We will also talk about making natural and healthy
colors and safety precautions that one must take to enjoy Holi.
Holi Celebration 2008: Holi will
be celebrated on March 22nd - 2008.
Holi 2009: Holi will be celebrated
on March 11th - 2009.