Hindu festivals are communal celebrations through which an aspect of the universal Truth is brought to life. The rituals of the festival are intended to strengthen bonds between and within families and communities.
Holi is celebrated on the Purnima (Full Moon Day) of Hindu Lunar Calendar Month of Phalgun over 2 days.
On the first night an effigy of Holika is burnt to represent the victory of good over evil. Neem leaves are burned to represent removal of bitterness of life, leaving the sweetened medicinal value. It is also a time for cleansing and burning all negativities and trash of the winter in a bonfire.
On the second day spring is heralded colorfully. READ MORE