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#HoliHai: Here’s All You Need To Know About Celebrating The Festival Of Colours

#HoliHai: Here’s All You Need To Know About Celebrating The Festival Of Colours

As we inch towards celebrating the festival of colours, there’s hardly any time left for the Holi preparations. A festival loved by all, this year Holi will be extra special after two years of muted celebrations. From gorging on sweets, playing with colours and chilling with our loved ones, we’re sure you’re as excited as us. Moreover, if you’re looking for Holika Dahan wishes or the best Holi songs for the party, we have it all for you. But besides all the fun, here’s a quick look at rituals of Holi, Holi preparations, and other customs and traditions. 

Holi Preparations

Holi is said to be the festival of colours, and just like Diwali, Holi preparations are also plenty. From preparing delicacies to decorating homes with Holi rangoli designs, and coming up with a fun Holi quiz, there’s a lot to do. Add to this planning an epic party, your outfit and fun games.

Holi Customs And Traditions

Now that we know what all goes into the preparations, it’s time to talk about Holi rituals, customs, and traditions. 

  • Weeks in advance people collect wooden logs at the choraha and start preparing sweets and snacks at home. It’s an amazing festival to throw away negativities and come together to celebrate with family and friends. 
  • On the eve of Holi, people dance and sing around a bonfire to welcome the spring and mark the end of ‘Holika.’ 
  • On the next morning, near and dear ones gather to smear each other’s faces, offer sweets, drink & enjoy lip-smacking snacks. 
  • The most popular Holi dishes are gujjiyas, puran poli, thandaai, and bhaang. 
  • In other parts of India, people roast barley seeds in fire and eat them. In North and East India, Holi festival rituals include Kavi Samelans. People also offer fruits, coconuts to the holy fire in South India before playing with colours.

Holika Dahan Celebrations

Holika Dahan is also popularly known as Choti Holi. The auspicious festival marks the victory of good over evil. It also celebrates the Hindu God Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahlad. Holi rituals for newly married couples include preparing a puja thali with essentials such as haldi, kumkum, kalash of water, chandan, rice, flowers, gulal, jaggery, and coconut. 


Play Of Colours

Holi is the day when people from all walks of life are enthusiastic about playing with colours. People smear each other’s faces with colours, throw water-filled balloons, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. It’s the perfect occasion to resolve issues with people and make up for anything wrong that might’ve happened in the past. And of course, there’s a lot of dance and bhaang to go with it.

So fam, now that you’ve got an idea of what goes behind those Holi preparations and rituals, get ready for all the fun!

Also Read

Best places to celebrate Holi in India: If you’re looking for an unforgettable Holi experience, check out the link for the best places to celebrate Holi In India.

How to make natural Holi colours: Hit the link to know how to make natural Holi colours!


Holi jokes in Hindi: Send these jokes to your near & dear ones on this auspicious festival and enjoy it to the fullest!

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14 Mar 2022

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