Happy Holi 2018, the much-loved colourful Indian festival is here! The day which begins with the Holika Dahan or the holy bonfire on March 01, 2018 is followed up with main festival.

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Rangwali Happy Holi 2018 on March 02. The atmosphere with colours and wishes galore with Holi enthusiasts sending Happy Holi 2018 messages to friends, family and other dear ones who they cannot soak and play Holi in person. The vibrant atmosphere is already taken over the social media with Happy Holi 2018 Gifs pictures, wishes in Hindi and images shared on Facebook and WhatsApp. Holi is observed on the day after the full moon in Phalgun month and this festival marks the arrival of spring season. Holika Dahan is also known as ‘Chhoti Holi’ and Holi is popularly known as Dhulandi which is celebrated all across the globe with much of fervor. The festival of colours then brings everyone close on the main day with water and dry colours.

The Festival of Happy Holi 2018

Holi is one of the most important festivals of India. Like any other festival in India, Holi festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, gaiety and communal spirit. What particularly marks this festival is the spirit of friendliness it evokes among people. By the very nature of how it is observed, by throwing colors at each other in a good natured way, this festival is known to dissolve away years of misgivings among people by infusing them with a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. Holi is observed with particularly feistiness in Northern parts of India but provides much excitement in several other regions.

Depending on the particular region in India, the actual day of Holi is celebrated under different names and people of traditions. However, irrespective of the region, the same spirit of fun and festivity pervades across all of India at this time of the year. Mother nature also appears to lend a hand in this spirit signifying the departure of winter and announcing the arrival of spring, a season full of flowers and lush green crops.

Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence.

When is Holi celebrated?

Holi is celebrated on the full moon day in the month Hindu month of Phalgun, which is generally the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar.

How is Holi celebrated?

On the eve of Holi, people gather at important crossroads and light huge bonfires. This particular ceremony is called Holika Dahan. At this time, children are allowed to play pranks and visit the neighborhood singing songs that ask for treats.

Celebration of Holi is particularly boisterous in Northern parts of India, with people throwing colored powder or water at each other in gaya abandon, causing loud bursts of laughter and merriment in the process. Ill feelings among people get washed away as they smear each other with color and laugh at their achievements in making each other looking funny and ridiculous. This custom of throwing colors appears to have evolved from the legend of Lord Krishna who expressed his love to his beloved consort “Radha” by smearing color on her forehead. This action still appears to invoke feelings of mutual love and fellowship among people observing Holi.

Songs, dance on the rhythm of dholak and mouthwatering Holi delicacies are other highlights of the day. In addition to delicacies, people are likely to indulge in an intoxicating substance “Bhang” (cannabis) mixed in with food, arousing much laughter and merriment among onlookers.

Significance of Holi

Several legends leading to this festival abound. The traditional lighting of a bonfire, “Holika Dahan” is marks the end of evil, personified by the sister of the demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded is probably related to the evil actions of the Demon King, Hiranyakashipu, who wanted everybody in his kingdom to worship him as God. His own son “Prhalad refused to do so, and instead, became a devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Hiranyakashyap tried to punish his son by placing him in the lap of his sister ‘Holika” and setting fire around him. Holika had a boon that she would never burn from fire; however, this time she was burnt to ashes while Prahalad remained unscathed by the grace of God Vishnu.

In South India, people worship Kaamadeva– the god of love and passion for his extreme sacrifice.

Some other legends persist in other parts of India; however, they all celebrate the triumph of good
over evil.

Happy holi 2018 Quotes in Hindi

रंगों की आंखमिचौली,
खुशियों की आई टोली|
पकवानों की आई थैली,
अपनों के संग खेलो होली|

कान्हा की पिचकारी और राधा की साड़ी,
खुशियों के रंग से, आओ रंगे दुनिया सारी|
पकवानों के भीड़ और रंग-बिरंगी थाली,
मुबारख हो आपको यह होली हमारी|

वृन्दावन की होली लठमार,
मथुरा की होली फुलमार|
रंगों की आई फुहार,
मुबारख हो होली का त्योहार|

जला दो सारी बुराइयाँ,
मिटा दो सारी गलत-फैमियाँ|
अपना लो सारी अच्छाईयाँ,
मुबारख हो होली की रंगीलियाँ|

बचपन के रंगों से सजी होली,
जवानी के उल्लास से भरी होली|
बुढ़ापे के तजुर्बे से भींगी होली,
फिर से खेलो यह रंग बिरंगी होली|

दिल में उमंग लिए, हाथों में रंग लिए |
मन में खुशियाँ लिए, अपनों को संग लिए|
बुजुर्गो का आशीर्वाद लिए, बच्चों का प्यार लिए|
रंगों का खुमार लिए, होली का त्योहार लिए|

रंगों का दिन आया,
पिचकारियों को संग लाया|
पकवानों की शाम लाया,
अपनों को पास लाया |

राधा के संग कृष्णा की होली,
लायी है प्रेम की बोली|
रंगीले आसमानों से भरी होली,
लायी है खुशियों की टोली|

आओ मनाये छोटी-छोटी खुशियाँ,
तभी हँसेगी साथ हमारे दुनियाँ|
रंगों के साथ बिखेरो ढेरो खुशियाँ,
तभी झूमेगी साथ हमारे दुनियाँ|

जब-जब होली आई,
साथ अपने खुशियाँ लाई|
रंगों की सौगात लाई,
अपनों का प्यार लाई|