India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors

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Mar 17, – Holi, The Festival of Colors presents a wonderful opportunity for art teachers to use bright colors in their art lessons. Colored powders can be used to create powder paintings (similar to sand paintings). Paintings can be created to illustrate the history of the Indian holiday.

hromedia India celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colors intl. news2The Festival of Colours, (also called Holaka, Phagwa, Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi) is a popular Hindu Spring festival observed around the world. Holi is a time when humans and nature shake off the gloom of winter and rejoice in the colors of spring.

The holiday is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and countries with large Hindu populations such as Suriname, Guyana, Fiji, Mauritius and Trinidad. In West Bengal of India and Bangladesh, it is known as Dolyatra (Doljatra) or Boshonto Utsav. The annual festival is celebrated on the day of the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna.

That month is March in the Anglo calendar. In 2009 Holi was celebrated on March 11.

In 2014 it will be celebrated March 17. The most important day, Holi, is celebrated by Hindus throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. The Holika Dahan (or Chhoti Holi) is celebrated by lighting bonfires.

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