Holi is a most favourite festival of all as it brings lots of joy and happiness. It is celebrated every year by the people of Hindu religion as a very important festival. It falls in the start of spring season generally in the month of March (or Falgun). Everyone wait for this festival with lots of courage and special preparations of how to celebrate it.
There is a great story of Prahlad behind celebrating the holi. Once Prahlad (who was a great devotee of God) was tried to be killed by his own father as he denied to worship his own father in place of God. His aunt, Holika, sit in the fire by keeping him in her lap on the order of Prahlad’s father but he was saved by the God as he was a true devote. And Holika burnt in the fire even after she was booned by the God to never get harmed by the fire. From that day, Hindu people start celebrating the festival of holi every year to remember the triumph of goodness over badness.
A day before colourful holi, people burn a heap of woods and co-dung cakes in the night in the myth of burning Holika to remember that day. Some people follow the special ritual of burning the waste of sarson ubtan massage of each family member in the Holika in the myth that doing so would remove all the evil power from the house and the body and bring happiness and positive power to the home.
In the next morning, people play with colours with their family members, relatives, friends and neighbours. Kids of the house enjoy this day by throwing colour filled balloons to each other or using pitchakri. Everyone go to the doors of other to meet, hug and apply abeer to the forehead showing their love and affection to each other. Special preparations are done for this day like arrangements of sweets, chips, namkeen, dahi bade, pani puri, papadi, etc