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Transcript of Holi Festival
History of Holi
One Popular Legend:
- Word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika
- Prahlad (kings son) was punished by the King for not worshiping him
- The King takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to damage from fire.
- Holika carries Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned
- Which is why Holi is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil
The 5 W's
How has Holi evolved?
- Celebrated over many parts of the world as well as in India.
- Holi festival has evolved from a community event to a major event.
- Getz 's Typology of events: cultural celebration
- Hindu Spring festival. (Robert Jackson,1976)
- Colourful festival (Holi Festival, 2012)
- Takes place across both India and Europe (Holi One, 2013)
- Marks many Hindu legends (Holi Festival, 2012)
- Today we will tell you about Holi's history, the 5 W's of what it is now, and how it has evolved
St George, Utah
- First major Hindu festival of the year
- Includes lighting of bonfire
-The spraying of coloured dye or powder
(Robert Jackson, 1976)
-‘Celebrates the triumph of good over bad.’
- No distinctions
- Gender rivalry is a key theme
originally celebrated fertility and harvest (BBC, 2009)
- Thousands of Hindus participate in the festival (Photoactivist, 2013)
- Made for children and adults to celebrate the start of Spring (Lonely Planet Publications, 2013)
- Occurs in the spring month of Phalunga
- Officially celebrated on the day after full moon
- In India, Holi usually takes place in March
-Celebrated with special importance in the North of India.
-Events transmit culture (Kridel 1980)
-It commemorates the love of Radha and Krishna
-The use of coloured powder portrays this love
- Celebrated across India
- Expanded worldwide (Utah, London)
- Holi festival takes place in public areas (2013 HOLI CONCEPT GmbH, 2013)
- Holi is a 2-3 day festival
- It originates from the Indian legend of Holika
- Holi is a day of complete equality
- It now takes place in various venues across the world
- A day of dancing, singing and throwing paint
- Celebrates the start of spring
- Evolved from a Community event to a Major/Recreational event
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