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Celebrate the Festival of Vibrant Colors – Holi with BR Softech

written by Nitin Garg | Mar 06, 2023
Happy holi 2020

What is Holi? – Holi 2023

India is rich in heritage, dipped in values, and filled with festivals. The land, known for its moral values and ethics, offers a blend of breaks to its residents in the form of festivals.

Diwali, Holi, Makar Sankranti, & Rakhi are the top festivals of India. Not only these but also there are many more fests like Mahavir Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc., besides these prominent ones.

Today, we will talk about the festival of colors Holi – since it’s almost here. This year the 2-day festival lies on 6th -7th March 2023.

Before we dive into vivid colors in the form of other details – let’s talk about the origin of the Holi festival.

Origin – How the Festival of Holi Began?

As per the Hindu religion, the word Holi is derived from Holika – Holika was the sister of king Hiranyakashyap.

It was during Satya Yuga when in the demon world, it was the reign of Hiranyakashyap. Hiranyakashyap’s son Prahalad was the earnest devotee of Lord Vishnu – who was believed to be the demon’s enemy according to his father.

After many failed attempts to change Prahalad’s mind, at last, Hiranyakashyap told Holika to kill Prahalad. Since Holika was blessed to get no harm from fire, she sat in the fire with Prahalad in her lap. But, it was an act of disgrace, and so Holika’s blessing didn’t work and failed to save her from the flames of fire. On the other hand, Prahalad got no harm – he was saved by his immovable belief in doing the right thing, in God.

It was the victory of good over evil. Since then, that day has been celebrated in the name of Holi to get reminded of that message.

Holi 2023 Date and Time

Holi is around the corner as it is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun every year. It is a festival of colors and marks the arrival of spring. This year Holi will be celebrated on March 6 2023( Monday), while Holika Dahan will be celebrated on March 7, 2023 (Tuesday).

Holika Dahan Muhurat 

This year Holika Dahan Muhurat begins on 7 March at 12:48 A.m. and ends on 8 March at 12:52 p.m.

As per Hindu scriptures, Holika Dahan also remembered as Holika Deepak or Chhoti Holi should be performed while Pradosh Kaal (which starts after sunset).

The festival of colors indicates the victory of good over evil. It has a specific significance in some cities wherein, In other cities, it’s celebrated to give love and joy to each other.

This big Indian festival is celebrated in almost every part of India with the pure joy of welcoming the harvest season for farmers. These vibrant colors bring a lot of positivity and allow people to rejoice in the memory of this day for a long time.

The enthusiasm of people reaches its peak and matches with the festive spirit of Holi. Find your hidden crazy self, dance to the rhythm of music and make other lives colorful and your brightest.

Celebrate Holi Festival of Vibrant Colours

This fun-filled festival is being celebrated for two consecutive days. The zeal to celebrate this day is incredible. The first day is considered as the Holika Dahan and the second one is Dhulandi, Dhulivandan. This festival starts with the Holika Dahan and ends in the most dignified manner by visiting friends and family.

In spite of being such a colorful festival, people exchange sweets and convey warm wishes to each other by fulfilling various aspects of Holi. It not only brings Society together and also strengthens our core values.

Tradition of Holi

India is a country of diverse cultures. Traditions and cultures define our cultural heritage. Holi is also one of the ancient religious festivals which is highly-favored among the people. Holi is being celebrated at the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date is perpetually decided as per the Hindu calendar.

Festival of Colors holi 2016

The Holi festivities begin on the night before Holi through the Holika bonfire. It’s the moment when people perform some religious rituals and gather for the celebration.\

They pray that the evil which lies in them must get destroyed as the bonfire begins. The next day is being dedicated to rang wali Holi.

This is the most engaging, colorful festival where numerous people love to play, chase and then color friends and family using natural or other vibrant colours. This wondrous festival is being played in public places or parks by people and relish painting each other on this celebration day.

The different groups can be seen carrying drums with them and also the musical instruments too, and they opt for going place to places. People go to visit their family, friends, relatives. People enjoy the delicious delicacy of Holi by forgetting about their diet to a large extent. Even the customary drinks are being taken by people who like the bhang.

How to Celebrate Holi Festival 2023 in Offices?

Holi gets the working population at least a 2-day break. This year, people got lucky as Holi is coming on Thursday-Friday, bringing a long weekend off for most people. It’s worth celebrating, right?

People are ready to make rangwali Holi 2023. Besides that, below are some Holi celebration ideas in office:

  • Get Creative – decorate the office with rangolis, balloons, ribbons, etc.
  • Color every single person before the offices get shut for the Holi break.
  • Organize a party.
  • Organize competitions.
  • Prank someone.
Happy Colorful Holi

Celebrate Eco-Friendly Holi

Celebrate the arrival of spring with natural colors. Harmful colors can make this joyful festival ruthless moreover, it can have various health effects. Wet colors are produced using gentian violet which can cause skin discoloration and dermatitis. Purchase natural colors this Holi and do not waste water as India is facing acute water scarcity.

Wasteful use of water may give you the joy of a few minutes but in urban areas, it can save the lives of many. Think about it, and motivate other people to play dry Holi and save water. Bring environment consciousness in people and choose to turn this joyful festival into a more natural and less wasteful way of playing Holi. Encourage people to celebrate an eco-friendly Holi and purchase natural Holi colours.

How to Celebrate Holi In India?

Importance of Festivals

Indians have the most festivals, and each of them demands family get-togethers and ceremonies that require each member to participate. This is the reason why modernization can never change Indians. They can create a distance that has already occurred, but they can never fully control or change the Indians & their culture. Let’s now dive into Holi.

  • Share sweets and chocolates with your loved ones and friends.
  • Go to local parks and residential neighbourhoods, or ask at your guest house.
  • Use old clothes as everything will be ruined with colors
  • Wear full-length clothes to reduce the minimal risk of skin reaction
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, but buy cheap ones that you don’t mind throwing away afterwards.
  • Take off all your valuable belongings before stepping out of the house
  • Use watermark camera gear
  • Avoid usage of chemical colors
  • Use natural and healthy colors while playing

BR Softech wishes you a very happy and wonderful Holi. May your life always be filled with the colours of joy and happiness. 

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Nitin Garg

I am Nitin Garg Founder of BR Softech PVT LTD - an Award-winning mobile game development company. We are armed with 180+ geeks & 2753 clients worldwide, I have driven by the spirit of entrepreneurship and dream to build a billion-dollar-company.

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