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This festival is about letting go whatever has happened and enjoy life together with friends and family.

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Holi is a festival that is usually celebrated right after winters. It is celebrated in the month of March-April. The dates vary every year due to the fact that the Hindu calendar is based on solar cycles.
Holi 2009 - 11th March (Wednesday)
Holi 2010 - 1st March (Monday)
Holi 2011 - 20th March (Sunday)
Holi 2012 - 8th March (Thursday)

Holi is the festival of freedom from social norms. Colors and 'gulal' are showered on the people dressed up in white clothes and the whole community seems to merge into one big fraternity under the guise of colors, without any distinction of caste, creed, color or sex. Children with 'pichkaris' (big syringes to squirt colored water) and faces smeared with color look adorable. People exchange good wishes, sweets and gifts. Holi parties are organized in the grounds where people dance to the rhythmic beats of the drums and sing Holi songs.


Natural Colors of Holi

Green
The soothing green color is found in abundance in nature. It represents compassion, purity and harmony. It increases our sensitivity and has a calming and healing effect, in its natural and herbal form.

Magenta Blue
Magenta is the color of change, of letting go. It asks us to break old attitudes and habits not good for us, to steer clear of obsessions and to forget what has passed away. Blue enforces peace and faith. It is the color of new beginnings and creative expression.

Red
Red is the color of festivity, vibrancy, energy and love. It is also one of the most common colors used in Holi. Prepare healthy red powder and color at home using these simple tips:

Saffron
Saffron and orange colors are often associated with festivity, happiness, joyousness and optimism. These colors are also long associated with Hinduism. We bring you the tips to prepare the beautiful saffrons and oranges at home:

Yellow
Yellow denotes energy, intellect and awakening of new blooms in the spring season. The sunny yellow gulal looks beautiful on black and blue faces and presents quite a contrast to the multi-hued faces.



Discussion Forum

Play Holi... Naturally!

Started by Kalipriya Feb 25, 2010.

Holi - By Swami Sivananda

Started by Kalipriya Jun 17, 2009.

Holi Pooja Process

Started by Kalipriya Jun 17, 2009.

Holi Legends and Myths

Started by Kalipriya Jun 16, 2009.

Holi Song

Started by Kalipriya Jun 16, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by Kalipriya on June 16, 2009 at 10:41pm
Gifts play an important role in Holi. Holi is a festival of fun, romance and brotherhood. A box of Sweets and Gujjias go in the mood with this fun festival and are one of the most popular gifts of Holi. White dress for Holi, especially the crisp cotton 'chikan' salwar-suit for girls and kurta-payjama for boys look beautiful, worn after the hours-long bath following the play of colors. The marked contrast of the still-stained faces and bodies and milky white fabric of the traditional Indian dresses look beautiful. Other gifts popular on Holi are the packets of color and bright-colored flowers.
Comment by Devaki Erika-Ha on June 17, 2009 at 12:39am
Very nice idea, thank you, Katalin!

Regards, Devaki
Om Om Om
Comment by Raja G on June 17, 2009 at 7:31am
Colours are the Manifestation of God - Holi is a festival to remind people of this fact Colous satisfy the minds of people in different ways with different preferences. But the fact is all colurs merge into one and are part of that one colur - or one form.
Holi is a festival to remind common people that colours are the representation of that Supreme Entity. Also Holi symbolises the joyous mood of human beings which otherwise rermains supressed by all other feelings.
Comment by MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE on June 17, 2009 at 11:46am
thank you
Comment by Paul Salvator Goldengreen on June 17, 2009 at 1:25pm

Comment by Igricz Jánosné on June 17, 2009 at 5:08pm

Comment by Devaki Erika-Ha on June 18, 2009 at 12:03am

Comment by Devaki Erika-Ha on June 18, 2009 at 12:13am
Dear Katalin, dear all,
thank you so much for the texts and the wonderful pictures and fotos! This year I spent the Holi festival in Rishikesh, and it was really that joyful and brought a lot of happiness to the people as described. Here is one of the fotos:
Comment by Sebők Odile Purnima on February 28, 2010 at 10:09am
You can see Holy Satsang from Jadan today afternoon 2 30 pm till 4 o'clock.
www.swamiji.tv

Hari Om,
Purnima

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