Hole - The festival of colors is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March of every year. It is a spring, Hindu religious festival. It is mainly celebrated in India but also celebrated in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji
Holi is a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land.
|Holika with Prince Prhaldad|
|Lord Krishna Playing Holi with Radha and Gopikas|
This exuberant festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, and hence, Holi is spread over 16 days in Vrindavan as well as Mathura - the two cities in India with which Lord Krishna shared a deep affiliation.
Apart from the usual fun with coloured powder and water, Holi is marked by vibrant processions which are accompanied by folk songs, dances and a general sense of abandoned vitality.
On Holi day, the people shed inhibitions, religion and caste differences for spring fever and Big Fun. Teenagers spend the day sprinkling colors in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly pink colored powder (gulal) and water over each other.
During spring season, weather changes, may viral fever and cold. The playful throwing of natural colored powders has a medicinal significance. The traditional colors are made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi(Termaric), Bilva, Hibiscus, Palash and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors.
The conclusion for this post again with my daughter's pics: