An abundance of colors, pichkaris, bhang, loads of laughter and fun is how India’s Holi festival is celebrated. When faces are masked with colors, social rules and etiquettes are relaxed, foes become friends again, love and hugs are showered in abundance- it’s a beautiful and joyful time to come together and celebrate love, relationships and welcome the brand new summer with open, colourful and sometimes wet arms (pun intended). The Holika bonfire is ignited the night before Holi, bringing people together for an evening of songs and dance. On the day of Holi, the bonfire gives way to free-for-all carnival of colors. The most playful part being, people chasing one another with colors and water.
Holi is a festival of sorts that brings together strangers, men and women, kids and the elders, rich and the poor-people who might not mingle otherwise. Since, Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, it is only apt to repair the ruptured relationships, laugh and forget the bygones. The colors of the rainbow are all symbolic of Hinduism. For example, red represents sensuality, while green symbolizes life and happiness. Yellow represents knowledge; white signifies purity and blue symbolizes determination.
So before, you jump into the fun, here are some tips to take care of your skin and hair.
- Use natural colors. Say NO to synthetic colors. Carry your own organic and natural colors
- Apply water proof sunscreen on your face, neck and arms
- Apply good old Coconut oil on your face and hair and to all the exposed body parts. It is ideal against staining colors
- For girls, apply nail paint to protect your nails from the color stains
- Wear protective glasses
- Avoid wearing light colored clothes
- Never rub your face or body to remove the colors
After Care tips
- Apply a paste of besan (gram Flour), curd, and few drops of honey on your face and neck. Wash it off in 20 minutes
- For hair, apply Alovera gel or an egg with honey. Wash it off in 30 minutes. It restores the shine and repairs any damage to the scalp and hair
- Apply Coconut oil (very smoothly)to get rid of those tough color stains on your face
Still wondering where to go and play Holi in Nagpur? We have a few options listed down for you.
- Holi Open Air Season 3 at Ambika Farms on March 21
- Rang Barse at Highland Park on March 21 at 11 AM
- Rang De Mohe at Krishna Farms on March 21 at 10 AM
- Rang Rave- Festival of Colors at NESCO Centre, Gate 1 on March 21 at 9 AM
The beautiful amalgamation of colors is as diverse as the people of Indian subcontinent. Holi is a festival celebrated to hold the country together, rekindle old worn out relationships- all in a spell binding tryst of hues. It’s a festival celebrated in great revelry, hope and belief when people not only paint each other’s faces with colors, they paint skies and their hearts too. So come and let us all soak in the magnificent colors of pure love and joy.