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Festival Of Holi Strengthens Bond Between People: Headteacher

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Nellie Chapman | 02 March, 2018, 10:36

According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, Holika Dahan concurs with the full moon day in the month of Phalguna, a day which is also known as Phalguna Purnima. People across the country will be celebrating the festival and it is only limited to the Indian sub-continent but will be celebrated across the world.

On a similar note, The markets in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram city have been decked up for the annual festival of Pongala. In the past few years Holi's popularity has spread to as far as USA, Australia, and Europe.

Members of State Cabinet have extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of festival of colours "Holi".

Indian students smear colored powder during an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Feb. 26, 2018.

This is published unedited from the ANI feed. Due to Prahlada's devotion to Lord Vishnu, Holika turns into ashes completely and Prahlada comes out safe.

Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi. As per ancient mythology, there is a legend of King Hiranyakashipu with who Holi is associated.

When Prahlada's evil aunt tried to trick him into sitting on a burning pyre, thereby getting rid of him for good, her magic cloak flew off her back and protected Prahlada instead, meaning she burned to death. The story shows the glory of good over evil, which is why it is tied with the festival. The Hindu deity, embarrased by his dark blue skin, told his mother he was anxious his love Radha would not accept him. We played with pichkaris, colours.

Why colors are thrown in the air?

Family and friends come together to feast, dance, and laugh together while dousing each other with colored powder and water.

The beginning of a new season is signified with the riot of colours.

Historically, the gulal was made of turmeric, paste and flower extracts, but today synthetic versions are largely used.

Holi also fosters unity among people as the festival also includes the tradition of forgiving enemies and letting go past grudges.

Rakhi Sawant: Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to, with a bit of colour, music and dance and enjoy over snacks and special drink.