Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the following day as Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Phagwah.
“This is the way to celebrate Holi the spring festival.”
Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours.
Luckily for me I was in India during Holi. To be honest I did not planned the trip so I would be in India so it was good luck for me. In the weeks before Holi I did not planned anything for Holi yet until I talked to a friend. My friend has some connections in Bollywood and got me invited to the party of Vikas Verma. The party is famous in the industry and a lot op people come from all over India and the world.
Arriving at the location of the party it was really busy with cars dropping of people. The scenery looked like a busy hotel, but it wasnt anything like it. The apartment building had a rooftop were the party was organized. Once at the rooftop there was a beautiful view over Mumbai’s famous Marine Drive. The music was playing and food and drinks were served. People were dancing and having fun, there were colors everywhere.
This is the way to celebrate Holi the spring festival.