Well its time to miss home again. You actually miss home when the festivals are right around the corner. And this time it is the festival of Holi. The festival of colors, love and laughter.
Holi is a festival celebrated in India, normally in the month of March to usher in the season of Spring. It is a festival where people get together to play with colors and drench each other with water. Well it is actually a lot more fun than it sounds. Though Holi has a lot of cultural significance in India, it is actually a day when people put across their differences and come together to celebrate the festival of color.
People, young or old, rich or poor, friends or foe, get together to splash colors at anyone and everyone they come across. Balloons filled with colored water are aimed at unsuspecting friends and family and eventually it turns into one fun-filled water fight. The fun and frolic continues whole day long and ends with visits to friends and relatives, mouth-watering delicacies and Bhang – An intoxicating drink specially made for Holi.
Well if we look beyond all the fun and frolic, it is actually a festival which helps us forget all our differences and be one behind the veil of colors. It is a day to forgive and forget. It is a day to repair ruptured relationships and make new beginnings. Even according to the cultural significance, it is the day of not just colors, but it is known as the day of love. It is a day to get rid of our past mistakes and kill the demon inside us. Holi, the festival of color, love and laughter actually signifies the victory of good over the evil!