How to Celebrate Holi 2013

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Celebrations for Holi 2013 like any other year will be filled with colours, stuffed with sweets and loads of fun and entertainment. Holi 2013 falls on 27th of March of the Hindu calendar of Phalgun Purnima. In many places like Uttar Pradesh Holi celebrations will continue for 2 days and even more. The dates for Holi 2013 are based on the Hindu lunar calendar and will be celebrated on the last full moon day of Lunar month Phalguna.

Holi celebrations will infact begin on March 26th with Holika Dahan. There are several stories connected with Holi. Holika Dahan is the most popular legend of Holi where Holika was killed by Prahlad who chanted Vishnu’s name while being thrown into the fire. Other legends of Holi include legend of Radha Krishna, legend of Pootana, legend of Lord Kamdeva. One of the most famous stories behind Holi is that of Radha and Krishna. As a child, Krishna was jealous of Radha’s fair skin and so he decided to put colours on her and make her dark like him. Since then Holi is associated with Lord Krishna and Radha and celebrated with much fanfare.

Holi celebrations are not complete without some peppy Bollywood numbers. Throughout the history of Bollywood, Holi celebrations in Hindi movies have been shown by churning out some lyrical numbers. You can expect Holi 2013 to be as musical as ever with evergreen songs like Rang Barase Bheege Chunarwali and Holi Khele Raghuveera.

We live in the 21st century. Gone are the days when we would have to make trunk calls to wish our loved and dear ones a very special Holi. It is SMS age, if you can term it so. So, you can wish your friends and loved ones a very happy Holi 2013 by simply texting and sending SMS es. Just bring out the creativity in you by sending innovative Happy Holi messages.

No celebration or for that matter any festival in India is complete without sweets. So, if you are planning to make Holi 2013 a very special one, you need to make some special sweets as well! Gujiya is the most common and popular sweet consumed during Holi and is loved by one and all.

And yes, do not forget to play a safe Holi. Avoid spoiling your celebrations by using harmful chemical colors. Refrain yourself and others from using colours that are sensitive to the skin and please do not force people to play Holi. Wish you all a very Happy Holi 2013!


Source by Niharika Kalita

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