Holi – a festival of colors and spring in India

A few days ago, the most colorful and vibrant festival called Holi thundered throughout India. According to the Hindu religion, this holiday marks the victory of good over evil. The history of the Festival of Colors originates from Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play with the village girls, dousing them with water and paints. The festival marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring season. When is Holi celebrated? The day Holi is celebrated varies from year to year and falls on the day after the full moon in March. In 2016, the Festival was celebrated on March 24th. How is the celebration going? People smear each other with different colors of paints, while saying “Happy Holi!”, splash water from hoses (or have fun in pools), dance and have fun. On this day, it is allowed to approach any passer-by and congratulate him, smearing him with paint. Perhaps Holi is the most carefree holiday, from which you can get an incredible charge of positive emotions and pleasure. At the end of the holiday, all clothes and skin are completely saturated with water and paints. It is recommended to rub the oil into the skin and hair in advance to prevent the absorption of the chemicals contained in the paints. After a busy and exciting day, in the evening people meet with friends and relatives, exchange sweets and holiday greetings. It is believed that on this day the spirit of Holi brings all people together and even turns enemies into friends. Representatives of all communities and religions of India participate in this joyful festival, strengthening the peace of the nation.

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