Happy Holi : Reasons why Hindus celebrate the festival of colors
The festival of colors can be seen in ad campaigns, music video and in films. people from all over the country come together and splash water and color on their family and and friends.
Bring brands like canon and sony used this festival as their branding campaign.
But what is Holi and why do Hindus celebrate it:
In the beginning of spring:
It starts in the beginning of the spring. Hindu celebrates it with their friends an family.
Celebrated across India, it’s an ancient festival with the first mentions of it dating all the way back to a 4th century poem.
It is even described in 7th century sanskrit play “Ratnavali” writeen by an emperor Harsha.
“Witness the beauty of the great cupid festival which excites curiosity as the townsfolk are dancing at the touch of brownish water thrown … Everything is colored yellowish red and rendered dusty by the heaps of scented powder blown all over,” wrote Harsh.
How Holi looks now:
Although its is a Hindu festival but you can see different religions also getting involved in celebrations.
Children can douse elders with water, women splash men with color and the rules of caste and creed are briefly forgotten with everyone taking part.
They spend their evening my visiting friends and family. It is a national holiday in India.It takes place on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month, which is usually March.