How Will Be Holi Celebration In 2021: The Grand Festival Of Colors

How Will Be Holi Celebration In 2021: The Grand Festival Of Colors

One of the biggest and the most celebrated festivals of India is almost here, Holi the festival of colors can be considered a nationwide party as people play with colors, dance, sing, and eat and enjoy the festival throughout the nation with utmost delight. The festival this year will be a grand event as the Covid-19 pandemic caused a situation of distress and now with the pandemic slowly getting under control, people need to chill, have fun and enjoy along with their family and friends. The festival of Holi is not just popular in India, but now it is also celebrated internationally where people of Indian origin reside. It also has a big historical and spiritual significance in the Hindu religion, people celebrate it with great enthusiasm, with the best of their food, drinks, clothing, colors, and spreading joy with their family and friends.

The Origin Of The Festival :

The festival of Holi mythologically has a great significance in the Hindu culture, the story of Holi dates back to the mythological period when an arrogant king named Hiranyakashyapa used to defy Lord Vishnu, who is believed to be the most superior of the gods. The King was cruel and used to mutilate people who used to worship Lord Vishnu in his kingdom, soon he was blessed with a boy named Prahlad who was ironically the greatest of patrons of Lord Vishnu. Because of this, the king sent his sister Holika who was a demoness to burn Prahlad, but instead, she herself got burnt and Prahlad remained unharmed. After that Lord Vishnu took the form of the Avatar Narsimha, who was half human and half lion, and killed the cruel king, marking the victory of good over evil.

Another story which is also is spiritually important is that Lord Krishna, loved Radha but was self-conscious about his dark skin color, so on the saying of his mother, he playfully painted himself with different colors, after which everyone was drawn towards his charm and started playing with color, because of which the Handi Tod or Dahi Handi which means breaking of the earthen pot, is performed in different places during the festival of Holi, which was also linked to another mischief of stealing butter by Lord Krishna.

The Importance Of Holi:

Each and every country and culture has its own significant festivals, as these festivals mark a great cultural significance and bring celebration, happiness, and family reunions. During the festivals, people perform all the festivities according to the traditions bring up themes of the festivals of why they are celebrated. Festivals are also very significant for businesses, as people use hundreds of different items which are required during the festivals, such as food essentials, decoration items, gifts, and much more, therefore businesses start working rigorously to produce more and more to fulfill customers demand and earn great profits during the season. Holi is one such festival of great significance in India and it is celebrated nationwide with great zeal and zest.

How Is Holi Celebrated In Different Parts Of India?

Holi is can be considered the biggest festival of India, and it is celebrated almost in every part of the country, apart from playing with color people in different regions celebrated the festival with different variations according to their traditions, some of the ways of celebrating Holi in different regions are:

1. Rang Panchami in Maharashtra

Holi in Maharashtra is often a week-long festival, but it is traditionally celebrated similarly. The night before the hole huge firewood pyre is burnt and on the next morning play with wet and dry colors along with a great show of dance and music.

Rang Panchami in Maharashtra

The practice of Dahi Handi is quite popular in Maharashtra where an earthen pot filled with curd is hanged on a great height and many people together make a formation, standing above each other to break the pot.

2. Lath Maar Holi in Uttar Pradesh

In Uttar Pradesh, the festival of Holi is celebrated in distinct ways, and it is the grandest festival in multiple regions of the state, such as Mathura, which is the city where Lost Krishna used to live. Holi is celebrated with color, dance, and music and in rural regions, Lathmaar Holi is celebrated where the women hit on shields which are held by men, this is a type of traditional festivity which is performed to have fun during the festival.

Lath Maar Holi Kanpur


3. Basant Utsav in West Bengal

The color of Yellow in Bengal signifies the hues of spring, the festival of Holi in Bengal is celebrated as Basant Utsav which means the spring festival. During the event, people play with yellow colors, basically turmeric powder. And in Shanti Niketan, it is celebrated with literary events such as recital of poems and stories in the memory of Rabindranath Tagore.

Basant Utsav West Bangal

4. Shigmo in Goa

During the Shigmo festival in Goa which is on the same day as Holi, local farmers, celebrate it with traditional dances and folk songs and performing it all in different parades. Also, color is played in different parts where the foreigners also take part actively to enjoy the world-renowned festival.

Shigmo In Goa

5. Royal Holi and Elephant Festival In Rajasthan

In the regions of Udaipur and Jaipur where the famous royal families of Rajputana reside the Holi is celebrated in a much royal manner, the night before the Holika a grand Holika is burnt and on the next day, a great show of horse and elephant parades is carried out in different regions. People also play with wet and dry colors in different regions of Rajasthan.

Royal Holi and Elephant festival rajasthan

Important Themes Of Holi Celebration In India:

The most important thing about almost every festival is to celebrate the occasion along with the family and friends and spread joy with each other, but the important themes and aspects of Holi include making and exchanging exquisite food and dishes with friends and family, playing with color, and shopping new clothes.

1. The Holika celebration

Just before the night of the Holi celebration, a huge bonfire is burnt which is also a very important tradition with great spiritual importance. The burning of Holika is done to burn the evil along with it, people follow all the religious rites and customs whilst the Holika is burnt and they greet each other in their locality who have gathered at the place where it is burnt.

2. Playing with color

Holi is played during the day and people apply color to each other and greet each other, the kids play with colored water-filled water guns and pistols, while the elders apply dry color powder to each other. The whole festival is celebrated with utmost delight and the atmosphere is filled with music, dance, and celebration.

The display and show of colors is totally a great sight, the festival is filled with great delight and people everywhere are totally occupied with pure joy as the festival is celebrated because of the victory of good over evil.

3. Preparing and eating exquisite food and delicacies

People start preparing exquisite delicacies, sweets, and other dishes as the month of March arrives. These dishes and delicacies are prepared in almost every household and people then eat as well as exchange these dishes with their neighbors, friends, and close relatives.

People make special sweets such as the ‘Ghujiya’ which is the signature sweet that is popular during Holi. Also, people prepare homemade chips and wafers of different types which they use for the entire year at times. After playing color in the day on Holi people head back to their homes and enjoy the delicious food along with their family and often visit their friends and relatives to greet each other later in the evening.

4. Shopping for fashion and home decoration products

After the celebration of Holi, people get out of their houses and go to meet their friends or relatives, people shop for new clothing, footwear, and other items of necessity as various stores offer big deals and offers during the sale period. Big online stores such as Amazon, Myntra, Nykaa, and many others offer great deals on a different number of categories to make everyone's Holi special.

The festival of Holi is also important commercially, as people need to shop literally a lot of important items for the festivities and various online stores also offer great deals and offer during the sale on a great variety of products such as food, grocery, Holi essentials such as color, water guns, fashion apparel, electronics, home decoration, mobile, PC’s and other gadgets and much more.

Tips To Celebrate Holi:

The festival of Holi is literally all about colors, so before you hop into the celebration you might want to know what to do and what not to do during the festival.

  • Wear full-sleeved shirts and full pants with minimal skin exposure, to avoid getting much of your skin colored.
  • Don’t wear clothing you want to keep, wear something which you can get rid of after the celebration as the colors are too hard to leave any kind of clothing.
  • Use polythene to cover paper money, mobile phone, etc. in your pocket as Holi is played with wet colors in many regions.
  • Wear Sunglasses as it is often quite sunny in many regions of India during the festival, moreover, it will also protect your eyes from exposure to the colors.
  • Use organic colors to play Holi which is easily available for preventing any kind of rashes or infections on the skin.
  • Don’t carry any valuable, if it is necessary then keep special care of them.

Top Stores Offering Holi Sales

Some of the top stores which are offering discounts and deals during the Holi sale are:

1. Amazon

Amazon is one of the largest online stores which is also quite popular in India, Amazon like every year is running great deals and offers on different categories during its Holi sale 2021 from 25th to 29th of March. Amazon is a multi-brand and multi-variety store which offers products from categories like, electronics, fashion apparel, mobile and accessories, pet supplies, home décor, office supplies, grocery and food, sports products, books and education-related supplies, health and fitness, and much more.

You can shop for the best deals during the Holi festival sale from Amazon and save a great deal of money. You can get great offers, discounts, promo codes, and super saver deals on a great number of products from hundreds of brands and varieties.

2. Myntra

Myntra is an online fashion store that is quite popular in India, it offers fashion apparel, cosmetics, accessories, luggage and bags, and much more. You can shop from hundreds of brands and varieties and get great offers during the Holi sale which is from the 25th to the 29th of March. So, you can go shopping for all the fashion needs on the  Myntra website or the app.

3. Nykaa

If you want to shop for personal care, grooming, cosmetics, makeup, and other hair care, baby and mom, and fashion products then you will find the best and the biggest deals of all time from the greatest brand only during the Nykaa Holi sale 2021.

You can get tremendous discounts on the greatest variety of products from the above-specified categories from the biggest brands only at Nykaa. The sale is starting from 26th of March and will last till 29th of March, moreover, you can get great facilities such as free shipping, simple payments and COD and easy returns if you shop during the sale.

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People Also Ask

How to get the color off my skin after the celebration?

The best way to get color off the skin is that moisturizing your skin before you go out to play Holi. You need to ensure that you put enough oil on your skin, if you do so, the color will pretty much come off easily. To prevent your hair from getting dyed, you need to wear a hat, and in case you get exposed to the hard color you can use a little bit of rubbing alcohol after bathing and clearing hard to remove spots with cotton.

What will be the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Holi Festival?

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there might be restrictions on mass gathering in different parts of the country according to the impact of the pandemic in the region, it is advised to check all the restrictions before traveling. Moreover, it is recommended to take necessary cautions while celebrating.

What colors are safe to use during Holi 2021?             

Chemical colors and dyes can cause great harm to the skin, it is recommended to use organic colors, of a combination of flour and food dye to prepare a homemade color powder to prevent any kind of adverse effect on the skin.


By Jatin Shewaramani: Vouchers Portal IN