About Holi Festival
Holi is the festival of colours. It is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on a full moon day in Phalgun month. Phalgun month is the name of the regional month of West Bengal. In Holi festival all people i.e from a baby to old all are in a mood of joy and they celebrated it with several colours with much pump and gaiety. The main thing about the festival Holi is to celebrate for good harvesting. There is also a story behind the famous festival Holi. The story tells us that the sacrifice of Holika who burnt herself in fire. From that day all people are celebrate the festival Holi on that day of every year.
Colours of Holi
In the old days, people used to prepare colours for the festival Holi at home by using flowers 'tesu' tree. The flowers were dried under the sun and then grind ed to a fine power. The fine powder was then mixed with the water for beautiful saffron red colour. But now a day There is the use of chemical colours which is dangerous to human skin and body. There are many dry colours are available in the markets such as :pink, magenta, red , yellow and green. The regional name of the dry colours is Abeer.
There are many songs are related with Holi. Such as Amitabh Bachan's Rang Barse and there are also many bajans which are associated with this famous festival Holi.
Lyrics of Holi Song
Aisi rang de ke rang nahi chhute
dhobiya dhoye chahe yeh sari umaria
Lal na rangaun mein hari na rangaun
apane hi ranga men rangade chunariya.
Bina rangaye mein to ghar nahi jaungi
beet hi jaye chahe yeh sari umariya.
Jal se patala kaun hai
kaun bhumi se bhari
kaun agan se tej hai
kaun kajal se kala.
Jal se patala janam hai
aur paap bhumi se bhari
krodh agan se teja hai
aur kalank kajal se kala.
Mira ke prabhu giridhar nagar
prabhu charanan mein
hari charanan mein
shyam charanan mei n lagi najaria.
Tips for Safe Holy
1)Put a sunglasses to protect your eyes from chemical colours.
2)Wear old clothes to protect the damage of a new cloth due to colour.
3)Apply oily body lotion on your face to remove the colour easily.
4)While washing off colours you should tightly closed your eyes and lips.