Holi is one of the most popular, colorful and fun-filled Indian festivals celebrated every year in March. This two-day long Hindu festival is also observed to welcome spring and bid goodbye to winter.
On the first day, which is known as “Holika Dahan” fire is lit at night which signifies the victory of good over evil. The second day of the festival is known as “Dhuleti,” and everyone celebrates this day with colors and water.
Dhuleti is a public holiday, and people get all the time to get super messy, insane and whacky as this festival brings out the child in everyone. With the festive mood all around, people leave no chance to smear color on one another with water buckets and water balloons amid the shouts of "Holi Hai."
It is the day when people meet each other with great warmth, play & laugh, forget and forgive, and let bygones be bygones by exchanging sweets and greeting each other.
This festival is also known as “Festival of colors” as it is celebrated with vibrant colors and water and rejoiced by people across the country in various forms. This festival connects the people of different communities and age groups while they apply color on each other's face.
Singing and dancing on the Bollywood songs and on “dholak beats,” (drum beats) is also an intrinsic part of Holi. When everyone is done celebrating Holi with colors, they visit each other's home in the noon or evening to enjoy mouthwatering Holi delicacies. People relish gujiya (a sweet deep-fried dumpling made with semolina), dal kachori, mathri, namkins, malpuas, and drinks, specially thandai laced with bhang, on this incredible festival.
Here is how we rejoiced the celebration in ZealousWeb:
All the employees of our organization assembled after office hours to celebrate Holi. We had a lot of fun celebrating Holi with vibrant colors and water. The kind of fun we had reminded most of us our childhood days. In short, enjoying Holi in the office evoked a remarkably special feeling in all of us.
So here's wishing you all a Happy & Safe Holi. May your day and year be filled with color!