Holi: Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with Festival of Joy
When March arrives, one senses the festivity in the air. Shops stock Holi gift hampers, colours, water balloons and water guns. With celebrations beginning a week in advance, the whole neighbourhood anticipate eagerly for the time when each one would be attacked by water balloons and colors. While children played with other kids in the neighbourhood, smearing each other with water and color, adults would visit neighbours, relatives, and family, exchanging sweets and pleasantries.
Holi, which is a popular Indian festival, is also known as the festival of spring, of colors and of love. Signifying the triumph of good over evil, Holi is celebrated with the arrival of spring. The celebrations begin with a Holika Dahan where religious rituals are performed in front of the bonfire. The next day is Rangwali Holi, a day when people smear each other with colours and drench each other with colored water. The fun with colors happens in the open streets, parks, outside temples and buildings. Everyone enjoys Holi delicacies, food and drinks and dance vibrantly to Indian music.
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