6 Holi Traditions and Vibrant Customs

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Before Holi, society gathers to burn Holika Dahan, a ritualistic fire that provides an opportunity for purification. This bonfire signifies the triumph of good over evil.

Holika Dahan

Holi is not only a festival of colors but also a festival of food and enjoyment. Sweets and snacks are prepared, and Thandai and Gujiya are the most popular among them. 

Thandai and Gujiya

Playing with Colors

The most famous aspect of Holi is playing with colorful substances. This tradition is a symbol of the breaking of caste and social status barriers as all classes of society gather to celebrate together.

Singing and Dancing

Holi is celebrated with a lot of singing and dancing. People meet in groups, beat drums and other instruments, and sing traditional Holi songs called "Holi ke geet". 

Holi Decor

Homes and streets are adorned with decorations during Holi. Streamers, balloons, and other decorations of different colors and patterns create a festive ambiance.

Sharing Love  & Forgiveness

Holi is a time to reconcile and forgive as well. The festival provides an opportunity for all community members to feel a sense of belonging and togetherness.

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