Introduction and origin –

Introduction and origin

Holi is regarded by almost every corner of the country as the most revered and celebrated festival in India. Sometimes, it is also known as the “festival of love,” as people unite to forget each other’s rancour and all manner of bad feeling. The great Indian festival takes place for one day and one night and begins in Purnima at night or in Falgun on Full Moon Day. On the first evening of the festival, it is held with the name Holika Dahan or Choti Holi. It is known by different names in various parts of the country. Colour vibrancy is something which gives a lot of positive effect in our lives and Holi is really a pleasant day as the colour festival takes place. Holi is a renowned Hindu festival, celebrated with utmost joy and enthusiasm in every part of India. The process represents the victory of good over evil, and the ritual starts with the lightning of light one day before Holiday. On Holi days, people play with their friends and family with colours and in the evening they show their closest friends with Abeer love and respect.

Ways of Celebration-

Holi, especially in North India, are celebrated with extreme fervour and enthusiasm. A ritual called ‘Holika Dahan’ was held one day before Holi. People are piling wood heaps in public areas to burn in this ritual. It symbolises that the history of Holika and King Hiranyacashyap has been revived by the burning of evil power. In addition, they gain blessing and devotion to God around the Holika. The following day is probably India’s most colourful day. In the morning, people get up and bid God pooja . They then dress and play with white clothes. They sprinkle each other with water. Children use water guns to scatter water colours. Likewise, on this day, even adults are becoming children. Rub colour on the faces of each other and dive into water. They bathe and dress well at night to visit their families and friends. You dance and drink a special drink called the “bhaang” throughout the day. People of all ages are eager to enjoy the ‘gujiya’ special delicacy of holi. Briefly, Holi spreads love and fraternity. In the country, it brings harmony and joy. The triumph of good over evil is symbolised by Holi. This colourful festival brings people together and eliminates all kinds of negativity.

How kids celebrate it?-

Kids on this occasion play with colours and enjoy the sweets, meet their friends and relatives, seek blessings from elders one, learn about their traditions and cultures,  And try learning more of their traditions.

Books on Holi –

  • Celebrate Holi With Me!
  • Amma! Tell Me About Holi!
  • Why do we celebrate Holi?
  • Festival of Colors
  • It’s Time for Holi!

Gifts ideas on Holi –

  • Memory magnets
  • Ceramic pots
  • Sweets
  • Dry Fruits
  • Holi Gujhiya

Quotes on Holi –

  • Burn your ego, expectations and ill thoughts in the fire of Holi. Wish you a very Happy Holi!
  • Forget all your pains and worries, get drenched in colors of this festival. Happy Holi!
  • May God gift you all the colours of life this Holi. Happy Holi!
  • Let the colours of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness. Here’s wishing you and your family a happy Holi!
  • It is the day to express love with colours. It is a time to show affection. May all the colors that are on you are of love! Wish a very happy and colorful Holi to you and your family

Ways to wish on Holi –

  • Holi is the time to develop understanding and love for each other. Here, is a platform for you all to renew your friendship and to express heartiest love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message for loved ones.
  • May you have the most blessed holi festival than you ever had. May it be full of fun, joy and love.
  • May you be as colorful as the festival itself or even more. Lets all have lots of fun.
  • ‘Bright colors, water balloons, lavish gujiyas and melodious songs’ are the ingredients of perfect Holi. Wish you a very happy and wonderful Holi.
  • Happy Holi to all, Enjoy the colours of real life.
  • Happy Holi !!
    Happy Holi!! Enjoy every colour of Holi and u will get every happiness u desire. Hey, God is always with u. Enjoy every moment. Keep smiling.


Q1. Why holi is celebrated?

Q2. How holi is celebrated?

Q3. What do you learn from this festival?

Q4. Write a paragraph about how you celebrate holi.

Q5. Which is your favourite festival and why?