2. Colors / Gulal
Splashing colored waterPlaying Gulal
3. Celebration of Holi
Holi Bonfire Preparations
4. Celebration of Holi
5. Traditional Food
Gujjia Puran Poli
Delicious sweet dishes eaten during this festival.
People prepares this sweet dish to celebrate Holi.
People prepare them in their homes and sit and eat together.
Holi is celebrated on the full
moon day of March month.
At night a bonfire is lit.
People wish each other Happy
Holi and put dry color of Gulal
on each others face.
People also splash colored
water on each other with water
guns or water balloons.
Holi is also an agricultural
festival to celebrate the arrival
of the spring.
7. Story of Holika
King Hiranyakashyapu called himself a God and
made people to pray for him only. He and his
sister Holika were evil and cruel.
But king’s son Prahlad didn’t pray for
his father and prayed Lord Vishnu. The king was
very angry with Prahlad and tried to kill him
many times. Lord Vishnu was very fond of
Prahlad. He protected Prahlad many times.
One day, the angry king told his sister
Holika to take Prahlad in his lap and sit on a
fire. Holika wrapped herself in a shawl which
was protecting her from burning.
However, Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad this time
also. Nothing happened to Prahlad but a strong
wind came and blew away Holika’s shawl. And
Holika burnt in the fire.
So every year bonfire is made which is
also called as Holika Dahan (burning) to burn
away evil things and praying for good things.
8. Story of Radha-Krishna
As an young man Lord Krishna was very
naughty. He used to play pranks on the girls of
He always used catapult and stones to break the
water matakas (mud pots) that the girls were
carrying their heads. And make them all wet. So
whenever girls could catch him they would
splash water on him.
Also, Krishna as a kid often use to complain to
his mother about Radha’s fair color and his
dark. So his mother told him to put some color
on Radha’s face so that she will not be fairer
than him at least for sometime. And he did the
From then on Holi is always played by putting
Color and splashing water on each other.