Around the month of March for about two days the streets of most part of India gets converted to a rainbow of colours and people walking on the streets starts looking like either zombies or the most colourful painting! If you have seen it and experienced it then it means you have enjoyed the most colourful festival in the world called Holi!
You have to be really courageous and adventurous to walk in the streets in those days and if you decide to participate in the fanfare then you have become my hero because I couldn’t gear-up my courage to play! During this festival there is no strangers and absolute strangers will smear each other with colours in the streets and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.
During holi bands of boys, girls, ladies and gents would visit houses (even of people they don’t know) and play holi and the host (willing or unwilling) will distribute sweets and exchange wishes! Well… this is a beautiful thing because it actually means that ‘No one is a stranger here.’ History has it that Lord Krishna used to play holi with his beloved Radha and his friends and thats how the tradition started! It is also said that the name ‘Holi’ came from ‘Holika’ (a demoness) who was killed by one of Lord Vishnu’s avatar!
So, if you want to participate in this festivity the next time then here are some informations for you –
When : During the month of March every year. The date varies.
Where: The best holi festivity is at Vrindaban, Mathura & Barpeta
How To participate: During holi stand in any street and you will become part of the festivity!
That’s all for today & hope you had a great holi experience (either in reality or virtually through me!). Have fun!