We couldn’t let today pass without mentioning the biggest festival in India, Holi or the Festival of Colors. This popular Hindu spring festival is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalugna or Falguna, which is today!
Celebrated in India, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, UK, Fiji and Nepal, residents are no doubt going mad today spraying each other with colored water and chucking colored powder around. Among the fun and revelry people will stop and savor the special Holi snacks of gujiya, malpuas and puran poli.
The main day of Holi is also known as Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi. Yesterday was Holika Dahan (death of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi) when bonfires were lit in memory of Prahlad escaping the fire that Demoness Holika had carried him into. Holika burned, however Prahlad escaped without injury due to his devotion to Vishnu.