Holi 2017 is going to be celebrated on 23rd March 2017 that is known as Holika Dahan. The festival of color will celebrate on the next day of Holi that is 24th March 2017. Holi is one of three most celebrated festivals in India, Holi, Diwali & Raksha Bandhan. Holi is also known as the festival of colors as it is celebrated with colors, water, and sharing. Holi is a spring festival and symbolizes the values of love and sharing among people. Although holi is basically a Hindu festival, but it is also celebrated by many non-Hindu communities in India as well as abroad.
This page tells you all about Holi festival, its importance, history of holi, and reasons of celebration, holi celebration methods, holi images, holi quotes, holi wishes, holi messages & sms, Holi wallpapers, and much more.
Similar to all other Indian festivals, Holi color festival has great history and traditional values. The festival is mainly celebrated in India, Nepal, and some other countries with Hindu populations. The major observance of holi can be witnessed in India in cities like Vrindavan, Brij, Varanasi, Pushkar, Jaipur, etc. If you are in India during holi festival, you must not miss this celebration.
Holi, the festival of colors is mainly celebrated to honor the triumph of truth over the evil. It is said that Holika, the evil sister of Hiranyakashipu was given the power that made her fireproof. Then, Holika to help his brother, tried to use her power to burn her nephew Prahlad, who was a very strong devotee to Lord Vishnu. But Lord Vishnu helped and burnt Holika down instead of Prahlad. The festival of holi is celebrated by burning holika on the very first night to remember the victory of good over evil.
Holi is a usually a three days festival of which the first day is celebrated as Holika Dahan in which a bonfire of wood and combustible materials is burnt in remembrance of the death of Holika, who tricked Prahalad into the fire. The second day is celebrated the main holi (color) festival where men and women and kids play with dry colors and sometimes water, which is spread over and thrown at other people to fill color everywhere.
The basic idea is to fill the colors in our usually colorless life. Holi gives us an opportunity to met our friends, relatives and enjoy the time we have. We wish you all a very happy holi & the color of festivals 2017.