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More than just Colors

Holi is a Indian festival celebrated every year in the month of March. Being one of the favorite festivals of all Indians, this is the time of year to celebrate. You must have heard that Holi is about playing with colors, water guns, and throwing water balloons. But it doesn’t end there. Holi is a fun festival, but it has many more religious aspects to it.

The actual Holi festival was celebrated on Sunday, while everyone played on Monday morning. Holi is celebrated because on that day Holika, sister of a demon, was burned to death. Thus marking the significance of the victory of good over evil. Just like Diwali, Holi seems to be a festival of fun with deep roots in Indian mythology.

Families come together on this day to celebrate the existence of God. We have big meals and get togethers. It is like an Indian thanksgiving. You do puja and rituals. And at the end of the day, you touch the elders’ feet and get money. You can actually make a lot of money at that day!

You might be contemplating your decision of reading this article by now, but know this- every festival has deep meanings under it, and it may not be necessary to completely know them, but it is important to acknowledge it. I hope you had a colorful Holi and came to school with colors still on your face.

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