Holi / Fagu Purnima is the festival of colors.It is celebrated in the month of March.
Holi is a symbolic commemoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. The story centres around a proud king HiraynaKashyap who resents his son Prahlad worshipping Lord Vishnu. He attempts to kill his son many times but fails each time. Finally, the king’s sister Holika who is said to be immune to burning as a boon given by Lord Brahma(Creator) of Hindu Mythology, sits with the boy in a huge fire. However, the prince Prahlad emerges unscathed, while his aunt burns to death. Holi commemorates this event from mythology, and huge bonfires are burnt on the eve of Holi as its symbolic representation.
Holi is a festival of colours . Family members and relatives celebrate it with happiness, joy , completely indulging them self into fun. With the passage of time the way of celebration has changed. In the past people used only colours but now a days they too use water and harmful chemicals in the name of celebration.
MEANING OF COLOR
for victory; for happiness; for peace; for joy; for wealth; for love and for health: may all these colors blend you and result a new color called your life.
In Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nepal a 7.5m (25ft) chir or bamboo pole, decked with streamers, burned at the end is erected.
In the name of celebration people have introduced bad culture of hitting pedestrians with plastics and balloons filled with water ,chemicals rather than to celebrate with colors reflecting historical significance.
HAPPY HOLI , FESTIVAL OF COLOR , AVOID USE OF CHEMICAL