Today is Holi Celebration in India! It is also known as the “Festival of Colors”. This fun spirited holiday is to celebrate winter ending and the arrival of spring. Everyone runs around and throws coloured dry or wet paint at each other. People also use water balloons and squirt guns. This time not only signifies spring arriving but it is also a time of personal connecting with friends and family. This is also a time for people to reconcile their relationships, and to forgive and forget.
We have gathered a great video for you to share with your kids about the holiday and some fun activities you can do together!
March 13, 2017
Holi is a spring festival full of colour, singing and dancing! Although as an ancient religious Hindu festival it is observed particularly in India and Nepal, it is becoming popular with many non-Hindus in South Asia and around the world. And it’s not surprising! Celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before, and people gather to sing and dance. On the morning of Holi the real fun begins, and men and women, boys and girls, one and all, chase each other around with dry paint or coloured water, in water pistols or balloons! Can you imagine that? It would be a good idea to wear your old clothes on Holi! There are parades and music and everywhere is a riot of colour, and colourful people!