Holi is a festival of colours and pranks, where children are often spotted hiding behind walls to hurl colored-water balloons on passersby, where there is no age limit to take fistfuls of color to paint everyone’s face and where the festive mood is alive until the sun goes down. Markets look extremely lively and colorful with shops selling coloured powders, water balloons and water guns. But more than anything, Holi is about living harmoniously with one another and destroying the evil in us.
Reasons Why We Love Celebrating Holi:
Here are five reasons why we love to celebrate Holi and always look forward for this festivity every year.
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1. It Brings In The Season Of Warmth:
Holi is usually celebrated in the month of March and it is supposed to mark the start of the warm season. This festival is deemed to be a spring festival, which bids adieu to chilly winters. Many cultures in India celebrate this change of season and many farmers begin their new crops as well.
2. We Love Squirting Colors:
There is nothing like running through the clouds of colours, squirting paints at your friends and hurling water balloons at each other- a true meaning of colour bombing! Being amidst this colour riot gives a sense of belonging. Everybody has color all over their face, hair and clothes. Some of the best memories are made during this festival and not forget, the beautiful photos that come out on this day remain forever!
3. It Is a Festival Of Love and Antics:
Apart from celebrating the death of evil, the tradition of colours of this festival came about due to Lord Krishna. It is believed that Little Krishna, along with his pals played around with colours at Vrindavan and Gokul on this day. Hence painting colours on each other’s face and having a playful celebration turned into a community event. Another folklore tells us that Lord Krishna painted the face of Radha on this day. So they fell in love and the festival of color was born.
4. Everybody Is Your Friend:
This is the only festival where all personal boundaries are dropped and people come together to frolic with glee. From young to old, everybody gets into the spree. Anyone can throw colors at anyone and nobody is held for it. The thing called ‘personal space’ is unheard of on Holi, as the day ends only with loads of new friends. The colors do not differentiate a boy from a girl or a fair-skinned from a dark-skinned. The whole nation looks unified, doused in a riot of colours.
5. We Love Dressing Up In White:
Wearing white for Holi has become something of an unwritten rule. After all, which other colour can showcase the Holi rainbow as well as white. So if you’re wondering how to wear your whites this Holi season, here’s our quick guide to help you figure it out what to wear on holi.
Monochrome White Outfit:
Wear white from top to bottom. Go for a white salwar, complete with white pyjamas and a white dupatta, or opt for a pair of white palazzos with a white tank top or tee shirt. Just go for a full white ensemble that will show off the colours of Holi brilliantly. Of course your clothes are going to be completely ruined with no hope for salvation so opt for cheap clothing that you can throw away after the celebration.
White with Prints:
If complete white is too boring for you, then you can combine whites with prints to create some interesting combinations. How about a white kurta with printed leggings or maybe even a white top with a printed skirt? Go for tribal prints or some other form of ethnic print to really get into the spirit of Holi.
Colour Blocking with White:
Colour blocking is all the rage these days, so why not use white to create a colour blocked outfit? Use your imagination and go crazy; after all, it is Holi – the festival of colours! So go ahead and pair white with red or yellow, too bright? Who cares, it’s Holi time and anything goes!
Pair White with Denims:
White with denims is a classic combination and you cannot go wrong with it. So pair a white top with your old faded jeans or shorts. Just make sure the jeans are not your favourite as there will be little hope left for it after the colourful Holi celebrations. Distressed jeans look especially good with white, so do cut-off shorts. White paired with black jeans is also a great look for Holi. Try combining a white top with a three-fourth black jeans and see how you like the look.
Pair White with Pastels:
If you do not have an all-white outfit or feel that that is too stark, then you should consider pairing white with other pastel shades. This is actually quite a cool and chic look. There’s a high chance that you’ll try out this look, decide you like it too much to ruin the clothing during Holi and put back in your wardrobe to be worn another time when you won’t have colours thrown at you.
I hope our guide on how to wear white for Holi has helped you out. Just remember to opt for clothing that will offer maximum coverage. This will help protect your skin from the colours as much as possible. So opt for a full sleeve top over a sleeveless one and a full length skirt or pants over a pair of shorts or a knee length skirt. Also, remember that most white clothing items tend to become see-through once they get wet. So always wear a slip or something underneath so that there is no risk of any such embarrassing occurrences.
Do not forget to wear comfortable footwear as well, preferably something in rubber or plastic that is easily washable. Holi is a very physically exerting festival as it is without you having to put extra pressur on your feet by wearing uncomfortable footwear. You need to be totally comfortable and in your element to have the most fun during Holi.
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