The Hindu Holi festival is celebrated in early March, on the last full month day (Purnima) of the Hindu calendar month. The day before Holi is called Holi Dahan and in some states it can be a holiday. Initially, Holi was a festival celebrating the beginning of the year, the good harvest and soil fertility. It is more commonly known today as a symbolic ceremonial occasion of Hindu mythological history.
When is Holi in Delhi
Holi begins on 9th March 2020 and ends on 10th March 2020 in Delhi. Holiday will be observed on Tuesday, 10th march 2020
Places to Celebrate Holi in Delhi
1 Local Streets and Parks
Holi in Delhi os usually celebrated in local streets and Parks with neighbours, family, relatives and friends.
2 RWA (Residence Welfare Association)
If you are living in housing society or a block where Resident Association Welfare Committee, RWA usually makes arrangement for Holi Celebrations with Gujiya, dance performances on DJ, musical event, fod etc.
3 Hotels and Restaurants
Some hotels too grab this opportunity of Holi, they offer people to come and enjoy this festival with their family members and friends and have buffet meal. This is usually charged as per couple entry to avoid any nuisance.
4 Farm Houses
Farm houses in Delhi too make arrangements and also charge for per couple entry for their arrangements as Buffet meals, Rain Dance, DJ etc.
5 Water Parks
Water parks in Delhi NCR too get huge foot falls in this occasion, as holi is festival of water, people love to enjoy water slides, rain dance, DJ etc.
History of Holi
The tale is that a king, Prince king who dislike his son, Prince Prahlada who was worshipper of Lord Vishnu. He attempts several times to kill the prince, but every time it fails. In the end, King Holika’s sister is stated to be burning immune and sits in a fire with the boy. Yet, though his aunt burns and stirs, the prince emerges unhurt. Holi Dahan recalls this occurrence, and on the eve of Holi big bonfires are burnt out, symbolizing the cremation of Holika. This incident is recalled by Holi Dahan and put bonfires on the eve of Holi as symbolic symbols of the cremation of Holika.
How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi
Holi has colourful parades with folk songs, dancing and a general feeling of relaxation. Today Holi is an occasion for young Indians to cast their inhibitions for a nice day. Youth spend the day on the streets and chasing each other, tossing brightly coloured powder and water across each other. The festival begins on full moon night. On the street are bonfires are (Holika Dahan) lit to clean the air and bad vibes of evil spirits, and the destruction of the wicked Holika to which this festival was named, is symbolized. The next morning, people run, yell, giggle and sparkle on the streets with colours and water.