The festival of color ‘Holi’ is awaited throughout the year.The festival can truly be enjoyed in its real spirit with friends and dear ones where they come together, dressed in white to soak in the color of joy, happiness and merriment.
Here are our 5 easy tips to ensure you have an awesome and super joyous Holi -
1) Throw a Holi Party in style
Throw up a Holi bash for your friends and family. Plan out the party well in advance, choosing a destination with ample amount of open space to fit the numbers. Organizing live music with a dance floor playing famous Holi numbers like Rang Barse, Holi ke din, Do me a favor lets's play Holi and Balam Pichkari makes the festivity much more electrifying. Arrange for Herbal colors and place them in a fashion that ensures easy accessibility for the guests. And to make sure none of your guests get away without getting wet, you can arrange for buckets, pitchkaris and inflated tube pool, or use sprinklers to enjoy the rain dance party and carry the mood of festivity.
2) Send gifts
Holi is all about fun, frolic and color. The colorful festival brings people closer and reignites relationships. And what is a better way than sharing this joyful festival with your friends, family and loved ones, whether sitting close or far, by sharing your token of happiness. Send Holi gifts to make the festival memorable for them. Make sure the gift should emit a positive vibration and should convey the feeling of love and respect for your dear ones.
In case you are confused you can always go for these popular choices -
- Sweets & Gujiyas
- Dry Fruits
- Holi Color Pack
- Holi Gift Hampers
- Gifts for Kids like Pichkari
3) Herbal Holi for the real joy of Life
The most famous Holi statement that echoes our ears is- ”Bura na manno holi hai! Playing holi in typical Indian style means a blast of colors all over you. When these chemically loaded colors come in contact with your skin they tend to react, leaving your skin damaged. And that’s not a feel good factor at all. But that shouldn’t keep you away from playing this fun and frolic festival, hence opt for Herbal colors that are healthy as well as easier to remove from our skin. You can get them prepared at home or easily shop online to order the best quality of herbal colors for yourself. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so keep it safe and herbal and have fun.
4) Savour Sweets & Thandaai
How can Holi be complete without sweets and bhaang?Bhaang is a traditional drink and synonymous with Holi which can be enjoyed in the form of bhaang ka pakoras as well as bhajang laced thandai. In sweets you can opt for gujiya, malpua, laddoos . In drinks, you can consider serving thandai , milkshakes and lemonade as they act as good coolants. In case you are organising a party you can hire a bartender if your group is larger than 30 to make sure each of you enjoys their glass of festivity. You can also setup chakhna bars. Try to innovate with snacks like cheeseballs, finger food like fries and nuggets.
5) Visit BRAJ ki Holi
While Holi is celebrated in almost every part of India, Holi in Braj is especially famous. Braj is a historical region which covers the area of Mathura, Vrindavan and some nearby areas. Mathura is where Lord Krishna was born, while Vrindavan was where he spent his childhood. The main venue for Holi celebrations in Mathura is in the vicinity of Holi Gate. A long procession with colors and music takes place on Holi (March 6, 2015) from the temples along the river to the gate. The Sri Krishna Janmastham in Mathura holds a renowned show in the week before Holi. The week long celebrations at Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan are also legendary.Apart from Banke Bihari Temple, every other major Krishna Temple in Mathura and Vrindavan has some special celebrations going on for the entire week.
The Gulal-Kund in Braj is also another interesting place to celebrate Holi here. It is a small lake near the Govardhan hill. Local people act in Krishna-Lila drama and re-enact the scenes of Holi for the pilgrims.
So follow these ideas and enjoy a super colorful Holi. You can also share your ideas to add up the fun.