Holi 2020: Celebrate this Festival with Organic Colors, Balloons & Pichkaaris, Delicious Sweets, and More.
Holi is one of the major festivals of India, And it is celebrated with enthusiasm and enjoyment on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun as per the Indian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, this festival comes in the month of March. As we all know India is the country of diversity. Holi is also celebrated by different peoples and with different traditions. But the Spirit of the celebration is the same thought in the world where Holi is celebrated.
History of Holi
Many stories are related to this festival, But the most hearable story is, King Hiranyakashyap and his son Prahlad. The King demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him, unfortunately, his own son worshipped Lord Vishnu. King Hiranyakashyap wanted to kill his son. He tried many ways to kill his son Prahlad. But with the grace of Lord Vishnu, nobody can harm Prahlad. At last, Hiranyakashyap asked his sister to kill Prahlad as she had a boon by birth in which she can immune herself from fire. She agreed to take Prahlad in her lap and sit inside the fire. The story goes that Prahlad was saved by lord himself for his extreme faith in God and evil-minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone. Since that time, people light a bonfire, called Holika on the evening of the Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god.
There is another mythological story related to this festival which shows the unconditional love of Radha and Krishna. Holi festival in Mathura and Vrindavan has their different story which relates to celebrations and enjoyment. From these cities, Holi festival is known as Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi.
Ideas of Different items for Gifting on Holi
Holi is the only festival in which we can enjoy our Indian culture and tradition. We can greet our friends and relatives with different types of gifts like Clothes, Gulal, pichkari and lots of sweets. Also, we can express our feelings through Greeting Cards. After a long day celebration, people like to cut the cake in the evening and give return gifts to friends and relatives like Gujiyas, cupcakes and many more.
5 Best Holi 2020 gifts suggestions
We always wait for the Holi festival and on this day, we all meet each other and enjoy a lot by playing with colors, water pichkaris, and throwing water balloons on each other. Share gifts, distribute sweets and in the evening play some indoor and outdoor games with family, friends, and relatives.
This Holi 2020, you are also looking for some special things to gift like pichkaris, colors and some stuff for indoor or outdoor sports activities. We have some amazing options for you from which you can choose the best.
Chocolate and Sweets
Chocolates and Sweets are the best options to gift anyone and everybody loves it. You can buy packed gift boxes and gifts for your colleagues, family or friends. If anyone you know doesn’t like sweets and chocolate and has Diabetes, you can choose sugar-free sweets for them as well.
As Holi is the festival of colors and without playing with colors, we cannot imagine the Holi celebration. Nowadays, as we know there are lots of chemical mixed colors available in the market that are very harmful to skin and especially for children. So we should be very careful about it and let’s celebrate this Holi by gifting Organic colors to your loved ones and stop worrying about skin problems.
The best part of the Holi celebration is dance. Mostly we use wired or electric speakers which are not waterproof and don’t have an inbuilt battery to play music without electricity. But today we have the best option which is Bluetooth speakers. Which are portable, waterproof and even we can play by throwing them in the Swimming Pool. You can buy it for yourself and give small to large sizes to your loved ones according to your budget.
Everyone loves this gadget and Every mobile company is giving the best features and technology experience in very less amount. Tik Tok was the #1 Mobile app in India on Play Store. And everybody loves to watch and create TikTok videos with Mobile’s camera. So you can gift a mobile by comparing the features and prices. And let’s capture the amazing moments with New Mobile. And don’t forget to buy mobile covers also according to other people’s liking.
We all are so busy in our daily routine work and Social life, hence we cannot give time to our body to keep it healthy and fit and Gym is also very costly and time-consuming. So this Holi, gift Home Gym equipment for whom you care. There are many Gym products available which you can use at your home like Yoga Mat, Skipping rope Dumbbells and many more.
How to Play Holi?
Holi is the festival of all ages of people not only children even youngsters and elders are the part of this festival equally. Holi is the festival of Colors, Dance, Music, and Sweets. People play with gulaal or colored powder, water balloons and water guns popularly called pichkaris. Lovers apply colors on their beloved as naughty Lord Krishna plays with his beloved Radha and gopiya. People forget all their misunderstandings and hardship at this festival. Thus this festival is also known for friendship and creating new bondings with others.
Safety Tips to Play Holi
There are lots of talks about herbal colors for playing Holi but all these talks go into vain. Most people like to buy cheap colors which cause bad effects on their skin. Gulaal is usually prepared with chemicals like lead oxide, copper sulphate, aluminum bromide, and mercury sulphite. These chemicals are used to give colors i.e red, blue, green yellow and many more. They may have a trigger reaction on skin and irritation on eyes too. To avoid any serious illness, we should apply a sunscreen of SPF 20 and above 20 minutes before heading out to play. Also, ensure that all the exposed parts of the body should be covered. And for hair, we should use coconut hair oil that will protect our hair from harmful effects of colors.
Best Famous places in India known for Holi celebrations.
Nowadays the tradition of celebrating is changing day by day. People prefer to enjoy Djs with a beautiful venue. But the holi of small towns are mostly liked by the generations.
In the cities of Mathura and Barsana, Holi is celebrated with lathis and sticks. In which women beat men with the sticks. This is also known as Lathmar Holi.
In Goa, Holi is called Shigmostav. Festivities start with prayers to the village’s gods and goddesses.
The Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan hosts week-long Holi celebrations. The event here takes place just a day before the main Holi festival. The temple opens up its doors to all visitors to come and play Holi.
In West Bengal, Holi is celebrated as Basanta Utsav or Spring Festival in Shantiniketan. This festival was started as an annual event by famous Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in his Vishva Bharati University at Shantiniketan.
Holi assumes an entirely new color in Haryana and gets its new name, ‘Dhulandi Holi. Bhabhi, the brother’s wife, gets an upper hand on the day of Holi in Haryana. Devars need to watch out. The bhabhi’s here, get a social sanction on Holi to beat their devars and make them pay the price of all the pranks they played on them for the entire year.
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