10 FACTS ABOUT HOLI THAT YOU NEVER KNEW

  1. Holi is also known as the festival of colours where everyone shares joy, happiness and love.Festival of Colours
  1. Holi has its origin in India being a spring festival.
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  1. It is globally known festival and is celebrated by Hindus as well as by non-Hindus.
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  1. It is celebrated every year after the full moon in the Hindu month of ‘Phalguna’ i.e. early march.
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  1. It is also now gaining popularity in North America and Europe.
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  1. It is a two-day festival. The first day is the bonfire night which is known as ‘Holika Dahan’ which is known as ‘Choti Holi’ and the second day is when the main celebration with colours takes place.
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  1. Holika Dahan is done by Buring Holika, pyre with combustible materials and singing and chanting.
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  1. Very next day of Holi is for social bonding and on this day, people visit each other’s house where they greet each other with Gujiyaa’s and Namakeen’s . Most of the markets and shops remain closed.
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  1. It’s only Hindu festival where equal importance is given to celebration by singing, dancing and partying other than praying even though it has a religious facade.
    Holi Dancing
  1. On the eve of Holi people make sweet delicacy known as ‘Gujiya’ which is basically a sweet dumpling. These dumplings are stuffed with the dry-fruits, Khoyas and much more. It’s a tradition to make gujiyas at homes which have way more value from that purchased in the market.
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