Holi !!

Holi is the festival of colours. It is one of the most awaited festivals which is celebrated with joy and energy.

Traditionally it marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated for two days  On the first day, known as day of “Holika Dahan”, bonfire is lit symbolizing the victory of truth over evil. People sing and dance around the fire.

In our area too, lot of Punjabi families lit a bonfire and their friends and relatives sang and danced around the fire. It was fun to watch them and also enjoy the celebration.

The next day people is the actual festival Holi where people of different age groups and communities celebrate by applying colors.

Today we along with husband's friend Animesh went to Badichowdi area for watching Holi celebrations. My husband had been there earlier and had told me about how Holi is celebrated in a traditional manner among the Rajasthani community there. When we reached there, the people were just starting with the celebration where they start a procession and then all the women and men gather in circles and smear colors on each other. It was real fun watching them enjoy the celebrations. They invited us to also join them.
After about 1-2 hours, they ended the celebrations and went inside. We then went to a famous jalebi stall and enjoyed having some hot jalebis.

It was definitely a good experience celebrating holi with these people !!

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