Holi – The Festival: 15 Facts About Holi

  • Holi has it’s origin in India which marked the welcome of spring.

    Facts About Holi

    Facts About Holi

  • It celebrated every year after the full moon in the Hindu month of ‘Phalguna’ i.e. early march.
  • Festival of colors which symbolizes love and welcomes new beginning by burying all old hatchets.
  • Facts About Holi

    Facts About Holi

  • Holi brings people from all classes and background together thus removing signs of inequality.
  • Facts About Holi

    Facts About Holi

  • Throwing colors on each others and taking blessing from elders, Holi is celebrated.Facts About Holi
  • The famous legend associated with Holi is of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The legend says a devil and powerful king; Hiranyakshyap who considered himself God wanted everybody to worship him. To his great ire, his own son, Prahlad began to worship – Lord Vishnu.

 

  • Mythology also states that Holi is the celebration of death of Ogress Pootana who tried to kill infant Krishna by feeding poisonous milk to it. Hence, this day is also marked important and you can remove Evil Eye from your kids.Facts About Holi
  • According to the legend, people in south celebrate this day as the sacrifice of Lord of Passion Kaamadeva who risked his life to revoke Lord Shiva from meditation and save the world.
  • Facts About Holi
  • The festival of Holi is celebrated for at least 16 days in the Brag region of India where Krishna was born.
  • Facts About Holi
  • Holi also celebrated in Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan and the Philippines.

 

  • There’s a tradition of consuming bhang during the eve of Holi. Bhang is an intoxicating ingredient which obtained from cannabis leaves. A fine paste made and then added to drinks and in snacks. It is the only day when bhang accepted legally and consumed in such high dose.Facts About Holi
  • There is a popular saying in Holie. ‘Bura na mano Holi hai’ which means “don’t mind, its Holi.”
  • Before smearing colours on one another people usually put a vertical line on each other’s forehead known as ‘Tilak’.
  • Holika Dahan comes a day before Holi. In Indian mythology, it is said that Holika burned by Prahlad when she tried to burn the child and Holka Dahan is celebrated for this reason.
  • Facts About Holi
  • Holi celebrated in not just India but all around the globe.Facts About Holi

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