‘Colour is the power which directly influences the soul.’ – rightly said that colours brighten our life and add meaning to our soul. Colours play a very important role in India as the celebration of the beginning of spring season is marked by the festival of colours -Holi.
In 2023, Holi is celebrated on 7th and 8th March. On 7th March, the bonfire ritual of Holika dahan is celebrated and on the 8th the main festival of colours is celebrated. The dates of Holi celebrations change every year because Holi is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna (March).
Holi, an ancient Hindu festival, has different connotations for why it is celebrated. It is known to have celebrated the eternal and divine love of god Radha Krishna. The day also signifies the triumph of good over evil, as it commemorates the victory of god Vishnu as Narasimha Narayana over Hiranyakashipu. It also celebrates the arrival of summer in India, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and for many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival is also an invocation for a good spring harvest season.
In the present time people book villas in advance to celebrate this festival with their loved ones, to enjoy their leisure time with each other and forget the bad times and rejoice in the life ahead. So celebrate the festival of colours with your loved ones, enjoy the music around, dance to the tunes of various bollywood songs on holi, savour the taste of thandai and devour various mouth-watering delicacies that are prepared on this day.