Holi is considered a festival of colours, joy and happiness. No matter your age or religion, this festival embraces and accepts you.

Holi is celebrated by people of all ages, communities, gender, caste etc.

Holi is a widely celebrated event in India and Nepal. The festival of colours, which takes place in March, is known as the festival of colours

Festival of Colours

Holi is celebrated over three days, with Holi Poornima (full moon day) being the first

The second day of Puno, or Choti Holi. Parv, or Holi Day, is the third day of the festival. People used to gather in the field wearing white clothes on this day

For this festival they use natural colors and play with painting guns. They drink sweet lassi and consume a variety of sweets made from khoya, mawa and pistachio.

Hinduism believes that long ago there was a devil king named Hiranyakashipu. He had a son named Prahlad and a sister named Holika.

History of holi

It is believed that the Devil King was blessed by Lord Brahma. This blessing meant that no man, animal or weapon could kill him.

History of holi

After this, everyone except his son Prahlad started worshiping him. Prahlad refused to worship his father instead of God as he was a true believer of Lord Vishnu

History of holi

Seeing her disobedience, the devil king planned to kill Prahlad along with his sister. He made her sit in the fire with his son in his lap, where Holika got burnt and Prahlad came out safely.

History of holi

This indicates that he was protected by his Lord because of his devotion. Thus, people started celebrating Holi as the victory of good over evil.

History of holi