Holi Festival, mostly known as Colors Festival is celebrated to signify the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Hindu also believes that it signifies the victory of good over evil. This Holi Festival is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest all across India among Hindus in Nepal and Pakistan.
Holi is a national holiday and this year, it falls on March 1. This spring festival of Hindu is only lasts for one night and a day but tourists always participated in the event. Some even planned to visit at the same date as the festival to join the celebration of Holi.
People throw colored powders on each other and anyone is fair game, whether you are poor or rick, black or white. Everyone is the same during this Holi Festival where there’s full of love and people are dancing to the lively traditional music.
They mostly use rainbow colors as colored powders, but they also use black and brown colors. Traditionally, they don’t use chemically produced dyes. They only use natural colors by applying turmeric, sandalwood paste, extracts of flowers and leaves.
Hindu beliefs are similar to Myanmar New Year Festival Thingyan where people pour water at one another to cleanse and purify their spirits, minds and bodies and welcome the New Year. Holi is when most children mix the colored powders with water and play with water guns and water balloons.
Based on the Holi Festival originated in India, it has been adapted in many places around the world. It is celebrated with Electro Dance Music where people dance and enjoy among the colorful powders freely. It all came from the inspiration of the religious festival, Holi which is still widely celebrated in India.
As any country, nation and race has their own lovely and interesting traditions, customs and festivals, Doemal will provide information about the international cultures and Myanmar ethnic groups in the future.