We try and take the children for Holi darshan every year but also at the same time do crazy things to celebrate this colourful festival. This year we enjoyed splat art, bubble art and mandala art.
What is Holi?
For those that don't know, Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. Some families hold religious ceremonies, but for many Holi is more a time for fun. It's a colourful festival, with dancing, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water. Holi is also known as the "festival of colours".
When is Holi? Holi marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter. It is usually celebrated in March.
How is Holi celebrated?
On the first night of Holi, people light bonfires and throw roasting grains, popcorn, coconut and chickpeas onto them. The next day, people of all ages go into the streets for fun and paint-throwing. Everyone gets involved! Hindus have fun by smearing each other with paint and throwing coloured water.