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Holi Festival Essay

2442 words - 10 pages

TABLE OF CONTENT
SUMMARY…………………………………………………………………...……………….….3
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………...4
HISTORY OF HOLI……………………...………………………………………………………6
SWOT ANALYSIS……………………………………………………………………………….7
CHALLENGES…………………………………………………………………………………...9
AWARDS……………………………………………………………………………………..…10
CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………………………..11
REFERENCE………………………………………………………………………………….…12
APPENDIX………………………………………………………………………………………13

SUMMARY
Festival of Holi is being celebrated with colours, enthusiasm, happiness and harmony. It is celebrated by throwing aromatic colours powders and fragrances at each other. In early times, Colours for Holi were prepared from various parts of trees such ...view middle of the document...

Formerly it is a festive that commemorates excellent harvest and the productive land. It also has a religion purposes whereby it commemorates events in Hindu legends. In most areas, Holi usually lasts about three days and the ambiance is filled with anticipation, amusing and happiness.

Holi celebration starts with a bonfire called Holika on the eve night of Holi where large gropu of people gather as a community, celebrating Holi by singing and dancing. The morning of Holi is open for all fair of colours, where everybody play and colour one another with powder and coloured water, few may carry toy guns filled with water and balloons filled with coloured water for their water war. The whole nation is welcomed to participate, buddies or outsider, wealthy or underprivileged, male or female, old and young. The play and war with colours occur in the streets, parks, outside religious places and buildings. Groups may carry musical instruments, go from one place to another, to sing and dance. People relocate and visit family, friends and antagonists, colours on one another, laugh and talk, then share Holi food and drinks. In the late afternoon, after somber up, people gear up, visit friends and family. Holi festival is recognized as part of the national holidays in India. This festival shows the triumph of good over evil, the beginning of the season of spring, end of a cold winter, and for many a day to get together, play and laugh, to forgive as well as to forget, and patch up broken relationships.

Holi day is also portrayed by the untying of societal rule prevailing well-mannered behavior and ensuing a broad-spectrum atmosphere of immoral joyfulness and vulgar languages and deeds. A general saying heard during Holi is bura na mano, Holi hai which translates "don't feel offended, it's Holi". This rite is said to be found in the story of Lord Krishna and Radha as well as on Krishna's playful spraying of the maids with water, but most of all it celebrates the welcoming of spring with all its fine-looking colours and vivacious life.

HISTORY OF HOLI

There are representational folklore to give explanation on why Holi is notable till this day. The word "Holi" comes from the word "Holika", the wicked sister of a evil spirit ruler named Hiranyakashipu. King Hiranyakashipu had been given an advantage that made him nearly everlasting. The gift of powers he had that was given to him made him blind for him to realize his wrong doings and so he grew arrogant, felt he was God and commanded that everyone worship only him. Hiranyakashipu's only son,given the name Prahlada, however, did not agree on his father's behaviour as He remained devoted to Lord Vishnu. This made Hiranyakashipu furious and so He subjected his son Prahlada to cruel punishments, but none of his punishment affected or touched the boy due to the fact that he did what is only right to do. Finally, the king's sister named Holika who is Prahlada's evil relative conned him into sitting on...

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