“Holi paints the canvas of life with the most beautiful colours.”
Holi also known as the Festival of Colours, is one of the most popular and significant festivals in Hinduism. It celebrates the eternal and divine love of god Radha and Krishna. Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with the ritual of Holika Dahan where people gather and perform religious rituals in front of a bonfire and pray that their internal evils be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi (Dhuleti) where people smear and drench each other with colours. Water guns and water-filled balloons are often used to play and colour each other. Throughout the day people visit family, and friends and foes come together to chat, enjoy food and drink, and partake in Holi delicacies. GD Goenka Public School, Rohini, Sector 9 family, wishes all a very Happy Holi.