- March 28, 2021
- Posted in Motivation
Holi (होली), is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as festival of Colours. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and countries with large Indian diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Surinam, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. In some states of India such as West Bengal and Orissa, it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) (Bengali: দোলযাত্রা), or Basanta-Utsav (“spring festival”)(Bengali: বসন্তোৎসব). The most celebrated Holi is in the Braj region, in locations connected to the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana. These places become tourist destinations during the festival.
This year HOLI is being celebrated on Sunday,28th March.
Holi is here once more and surely, you are not going to keep yourself away from the colourful celebrations of the festival?
However, one should always be on alert to prevent any accident that may mar all the fun and change the scene to a sad one. Here are some DOs and DONTs that are necessary to really enjoy Holi to its fullest.
Remember to use these precautions to enjoy the festival of Holi safely.
– Play safe. Don’t get to boisterous and do not let others to be rude on you, particularly now that the pandemic is raising its head again.
– The best option would be to play with skin friendly natural homemade colours. Buy colours from a reputed shop or vendor. Do not use permanent dyes.
– Use more of red or pink colours that look good and can easily washed off. Gaudy purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful chemicals in them and should be avoided.
– Apply thick coating of paint on your nails- both in fingers and toes so that they remain protected. Make sure that your face is well creamed before and after the play.
– Oil your hair well, Cover your hair with a cap so that colour doesn’t stick on your hair and can be washed off easily later.
– Eyes are extremely vulnerable on Holi. Please ensure that your eyes remain protected at all times.
– Use dental caps to save your teeth from any unwanted stains.
– Wear full-sleeved t-shirts or shirts and leggings that cover your legs fully.
– Socks will be a good idea too. Put on your worst clothes so that you won’t have to take on the hassles of an immediate washing. Rags like tattered denims and bright shades like black, blue, green, purple are highly recommended.
– Try to save yourself off from all possible attacks on the face. In case your attempts fail, keep your eyes and lips tightly shut if you are attacked on your face.
– If possible avoid going outside your home, at least for the peak hours of celebration. Your home will save you from pouncing hooligans and even friends who can be a little rough on the day.
– When traveling keep the car windows thoroughly shut, even if you don’t have an AC car.
– Do not bump into the frenzied group of mob if you take to streets.
– Better cross the road to the sidewalk across. Or, simply stay at a safe distance.
– Be wary of Rotten eggs , flying missiles from locality buildings, tar, Mobil oil, stones and any other rubbish that can come your way
– Remember you also have police on your side and if any untoward revellers misbehave, you can make your complaint.
– Take a bath much later after the entire Holi celebration is over.
– While washing off the colour, use lukewarm water and keep your eyes and lips tightly closed.
– If you are prone to skin allergies, avoid playing with gulal altogether. Going to a dermatologist (skin specialist) serves no purpose, after the damage is done.
– Avoid running on jumping on wet floors, so that you don’t slip and injure yourself. Bones are especially vulnerable on this day.
– Avoid over indulgence in bhang, drinks or food… so that you don’t repent later. Do not drive if you are high on alcohol or bhang.
– Keep handy pain killers, anti-oxidants, anti-allergic tablets if all the above tips have been disregarded.
– Be careful, Maintain social distancing, keep sanitizers handy and wear a comfortable mask as well.