India celebrates Holi with great zest

India celebrates Holi with great zest

India celebrates Holi with great zest

The festival of colours is here and India celebrates Holi with great fervour. People all across the country are dressed up in various colours. Holi or Rang Panchami. In Nort5h India people have smmeared colour on each other and are relishing their favourite sweet dish gujiya. Not just that but along with it malpua and also thandai which has bhang in it.Holika Dahan, which symbolises the victory of good over evil, fell on Thursday a day before Holi and celebrations began on the night of the first day with a Holika bonfire.

Holi is not only symbolicc and signifies the the victory of good over evil but also marks the arrival of spring and end of winter. The festival of colours is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. However, Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival, it has become popular among non-Hindus as well and is now celebrated beyond the Indian subcontinent. On Holi, people smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and colour each other. People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders on each other and share Holi delicacies.

Meanwhile Google is celebrating Holi with a special doodle where it is depicting dhol players, those who love spraying colour through pichkaaris and those who colour others with traditional gulaal as well.
Google is celebrating Holi in 2018 with a new festive doodle that seeks to bring out the colourfulness associated with the festival. Characters in blue, red, yellow and green celebrating Holi replace the traditional Google logo that has its letters painted with those very colours. The Google Doodle depicts dhol players, those who love spraying colour through pichkaaris and those who colour others with traditional gulaal as well.
The four main colors of Holi in the Google Doodle represent many different things that are in line with the festival. Red stands for love, yellow is the colour of turmeric, which is a powder used as an anti-septic, blue represents the Hindu god Krishna and green symbolises new beginnings with the coming of spring.

Priya Ghosh

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