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March 24, 2016

Significance of Holi Colors in our Life

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Holi, the festival of colors and joy, brings the freshness of the year along with it. This festival marks the end of the winter season and welcomes the spring. With the festival of Holi, we forget all past issues and grudges with others and start a new beginning. The tag
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Holi, the festival of colors and joy, brings the freshness of the year along with it. This festival marks the end of the winter season and welcomes the spring. With the festival of Holi, we forget all past issues and grudges with others and start a new beginning. The tag line that always goes in support of this joyous festival is “Bura Naa Maano Holi Hai!” which means, don’t feel bad because its Holi today.

This festival is celebrated in various ways in our society. Some play Holi just with herbal colors or abir and gulal which is made up of flowers, turmeric, that give the natural essence to this festival whereas a lot of the youngsters play with water colors that are chemically enhanced and are artificial. It is also celebrated with flowers which is the traditional way of celebrating this festival.

Holi, also known as the festival of colors, gives significance to every color which is a part of this festival. The many colors in Holi describe the win of good over the evil. Every color is important in our life, and they signify various expressions and feelings that we want to convey in our lives. Every color plays its own role in our life and creates its own impact over us.

Thus, the colors of Holi also have their significance.

Color Red describes purity, passion, blood and fire. It induces the feeling of strength and power, whereas green color describes vitality. It is also the color of envy, jealousy towards others. Blue is the color of serenity, calmness, and also describes peace and heavenly living. Yellow conveys piousness and reflects cowardice, whereas black signifies bad luck, evil and sorrow. White describes happiness, dignity and purity. Pink signifies to be the color of friendliness. Orange is the color to portray the ambition and motivate one’s creativity, and violet is the color of royal.

There are various ways to play Holi, but a Holi party is incomplete without abir and gulal. Water colors add a spark to this festival and make it more joyous and memorable. Flowers are nice add-on to this festival as this is the festival which embarks the coming of a new season of the year, the spring season. Like colors, each way to celebrate this festival has its own significance and teaches an important lesson to everyone.

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