Holi

Holi

Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. Some families hold religious ceremonies, but for many Holi is more a time for fun. It’s a colorful festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of powder paint and colored water. Holi is also known as the “festival of colors”.

Why is Holi celebrated with colors?

‘Holi’ marks the onset of Spring. Throwing of colors at each other is the signature of this festival. Therefore, it is often referred to as the Festival of Colours. Mythologically, Holi is associated with the legend of the demon King Hiranyakashyap and his son Prahlad and sister Holika.

Why Holi is celebrated in Nepal?

It is held during the full moon day in the Hindu calendar month of Falgun (March). Hence, the celebration of the Holi Festival in Nepal marks the end of the winter and the arrival of spring. The auspicious occasion of colors is widely celebrated by the majority of all ethnicities in the nation.