The Hindu festival Holi is celebrated across India each year with the arrival of spring. In 2020, Holi takes place on March 9&10. On the eve of Holi, large bonfires are lit which is known as “Holika Dahan”. People walk around the fire& worship God. According to Hindu mythology, Holika “the demoness” was burned to death by Lord Vishnu for using her powers for evil. Holika’s brother Demon king Hiranyakashyap ordered her to burn his son, Prahlad because he used to worship Lord Vishnu. She sat in the burning fire with Prahlad in her lap but due to his true devotion, Lord Vishnu protected him & Holika was burned to death. From that period, The festival of Holi is celebrated which represent the victory of GOOD Over EVIL.
The next day, People celebrate Holi by throwing colours & water on each other. As Lord Krishna, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by throwing Gulal (coloured powder)on them. That’s why Holi is also known as the festival of colours.
Holi is a time to have fun with everyone. So, a community event to celebrate HOLI is must for all the Vibrant people. Holi event can be organized in different themes like Bollywood style or vintage theme. The event area should be decorated with beautiful rainbow colours whether it is décor pieces, balloons, tulle fabrics, sitting arrangements, dancing floor, food stalls, organic colours, water balloons or water guns etc. Everything should be very attractive. The bright rainbow colours make the event space alive & create that welcoming atmosphere. The Holi bash is incomplete without dance& music. We can hire a DJ for overall excitement. Also, we can arrange Holi special games for the kids, rain dancing, a photo booth with colourful props for selfie lovers & many more. This kind of event will surely bring smiles on people’s faces. So get ready for the blast, & yes don’t mind, it’s Holi!