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Holi Festival Jaipur 9th and 10th March 2020
Holi is also a majorly celebrated festival in India. It is commonly known as the Festival of Colours and also as the Festival of Love. Generally the Holi Festival is celebrated in March in accordance with the Hindu calendar. It will be on 9th & 10th March in 2020. It is possibly the most colourful festival in the world!
Holi is a spring festival because in India by the end of February, winter has come to an end. So the celebration of the Holi Festival in March is a very cheerful one! The central theme of Holi is the celebration of the victory of good over evil.
When you go to the Holi Festival in Jaipur, you will see how the local people use organic coloured powder and water to generously colour their friends, family and maybe even you, if you are close by!
The legend behind the Holi Festival
The story behind the Holi Festival is that the demon king Hiranyakashyap didn’t liked is son Prahlad because he was devotee of Lord Vishnu. He wanted his son to be killed that’s why he asked his sister Holika to enter in the fire with Prahlad in her lap, because Holika had a boon which made her immune to fire.
But in the end Holika got burnt in the fire because her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone. And Lord Vishnu saved life of Prahlad .Since that time, people light a bonfire called Holika dahan on the first day of the festival. People celebrate this as a victory of good over evil and also their deep devotion to God. After Holika Dahan in the evening, family members have dinner together and eat sweets.
On the next day of the festival is Dhulandi. On this day family members and friends put vibrant colours on each other, and children play with pichakari (water and colour mixed),In the evening family members eat sweets and dinner together.