What Is Holi? Your Complete Guide to the Festivities.
If you're looking for a reason to celebrate, Holi 2021 is right around the corner. Also known as the Festival of Colors, Holi is a Hindu holiday celebrated throughout India. However, you can take part in the festivities in various other parts of the world as well. As spring quickly approaches, celebrating Holi is one of the best ways to ring in the new season. Here's what you need to know about the traditional Indian holiday and what it signifies.What Is Holi?Holi is a Hindu holiday that takes place at the start of spring. By welcoming the beginning of a new season, Holi encompasses a feeling of renewal that is palpable throughout the crowd.
The holiday also falls on the day of the full moon every year, which is known as Purnima. The best part about Holi is that the excitement isn't over in twenty-four hours. The festival is a two-day event packed with symbolic activities. The first day of the celebration features a bonfire that is lit while people engage in prayer. The bonfire, which serves as a type of catharsis for all the evil in the world, contributes to the festival's overall theme of new beginnings.On the second day, the real celebration begins. This is when the Festival of Colors commences, and everyone gathers within a cloud of dazzling color.
While the second day of Holi has no religious significance, it gives everyone the chance to let go and have fun. As everyone runs through the streets and throws colors at each other, they form a close sense of community through the spirit of celebration.
When Is Holi 2021?
If you're ready to start celebrating Holi in 2021, there's no better time than now to join in on the fun. This year, Holi will begin on Sunday, March 28, and end on Monday, March 29. March 28 will be when the bonfire is held and all the attendees engage in prayer. March 29, the second day of the festivities, is when you can expect to participate in the Festival of Colors.
In addition to color throwing on the second day of Holi, you can look forward to water guns, dancing in the streets and much more. No matter how you decide to celebrate it, this holiday is guaranteed fun for everyone involved.Making the Most of Celebrating Holi Whether you're planning a trip to India for Holi 2021 or prefer to celebrate it elsewhere, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of this vibrant Indian holiday. Not only will you have an amazing time when celebrating Holi, but you'll also have the chance to bond with those around you. Plus, you'll have many fond memories to look back on long after the celebration comes to an end.