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holi

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Transcript of holi

holi
Where?
India
Nepal
Guyana
Videos
<-- ORIGINALLY
<--NOW
Food
It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of majority Hindus or people of Indian origin. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours.
Holi is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival.
Differents communities in India celebrate Holi by preparing special food. Here we present few holi special dishes eaten on this special day.
Dahi Bhalle
Gathiya
Namakpare
Aloo Puri
Bhang Ki Lassi
Bhang Pakore
Pigments
Celebrations
1st day
Traditionally, washable colors derived from plants such as turmeric, neem, Dhaka, were used, but a commercial water-based pigments are used increasingly. All colors are used. People throw colors, is like a water fight, but where the water is colored. In the late morning, everyone looks like a canvas of colors. This is why Holi is given the name Festival of Colors.
On the first day, they burn the woman demon Holika, Hiranyakashipu's sister, in huge bonfires at night. This day is called Kama dahanamen
Celebrations
2nd day
The next morning is free for all carnival of colours, where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water figh.
In the evening, people dress up, visit friends and family.
This day is called Dhulhendi.
HISTORY/ SIGNIFICANCE
Music
Many Holi songs have an element of the risque in them.
festival of colours
Holi is an ancient Hindu festival with its cultural rituals. It is mentioned in the Puranas, Dasakumara Charita, and by the poet Kālidāsa during the 4th century reign of Chandragupta II. The celebration of Holi is also mentioned in the 7th-century Sanskrit drama, Ratnavali. The festival of Holi caught the fascination of European traders and British colonial staff by the 17th century.

It is the festive day to end and rid oneself of past errors, end conflicts by meeting others, a day to forget and forgive. People pay or forgive debts, as well as deal anew with those in their lives. Holi also marks the start of spring, and for many the start of new year.
THANKS FOR YOUR ATENTION HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED

MARTA B.
MIRIEA M.
MARINA C.
In this festival , boxes of candy and gujjia are the most popular Holi's gifts.
Gifts
Other popular gifts on Holi are the packets of color and bright and colored flowers.
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