“A day full of colours! A day full of excitement! A day full of wishes! Yes, it’s Holi! A day to rejoice love! Happy Holi”
Holi the festival of colours, is one of the most important festivals of India and is celebrated with great pomp and fervour. A day before Holi, Holika is burnt to remove negativity and bring the colours of positivity into our lives. The dominant idea behind Holi is to spread the message of harmony.
Holi is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. It marks the rest and renewal of ruptured relationships by ending all conflicts and ridding oneself of ill feelings accumulated from the past. The festival lasts for two days, starting from the full moon day called Purnima. The first day is known as Holika Dahan and the second day is Rangwali Holi. On the last day, people celebrate by playing with colours. Holi is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a fruitful harvest at the onset of summer. It is said to be a time for enjoying warm spring’s abundance of colours and bidding farewell to cold winter.
At Kids Pride, we celebrated the festival with a difference in dry and eco-friendly manner. Children were made to be aware of not to wastewater and not to include customary violence, which is quite prevalent and witnessed quite often. Two teachers from each Programme went around applying colours on others ~ only a small dot on the cheek. All students and teachers felt the exuberance of warmth and the joy of vibrant colours applied on them. There were laughter, joy and merrymaking in the air. They would remember the day with a difference ~ spent cheerfully and left the school with joyous colourful memories.