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Holi is an Indian festival, which symbolizes "Universal brotherhood" and "Victory of Truth over Evil". This festival of color is celebrated by playing with colours, pump & gaiety. As per the Hindu calendar, the full moon day in the month of Phalgun is the celebration day of this spring festival. At the beginning, the Holi festivity was regarded to enjoy the benefit of excellent fertility of the land. There are a number of legends and sagas placing behind the Holi including the sacrifice of Holika, who burnt herself in the fire this day.
The celebration of this festivity begins with a Holika bonfire as per the Hindu traditions and rituals. On the very next day, the carnival of colours starts, where all age group people have fun and joy by playing with sticky and fast colours. Traditionally, the natural plant-derived colours like neem, kumkum, dhak and turmeric as the best colours to use while playing Holi, but now the water based commercial colours are most preferably in use. As the festival arrives in the spring season, the surrounding ambience is filled with charming beauty and pleasant smelling blossoms. This enthusiastic environment infuses beauty, joy and energy altogether in people's surrounding.
Originally, this is a Hindu festival, but due to its lovingly brotherhood and colorful ambience, none much care about the religion. This Indian festival is now celebrated all over the world with full dignity and joy. Holi festival marks the beginning of New Year as per Hindu calendar along with a good reason of resetting and renewing ruptured relationships and end conflicts. Holi is the ideal justification to begin your New Year with forgiveness and new starts and maintain harmony in the society.