Celebrated 12th and 13th March, 2017
Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and for many people it means to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for two days starting on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.
In mountains, it is celebrated on the first day and in big cities on the second day. It means that everyone buys color and puts it on each other. It can be so much fun.
This year we celebrated it in Bhedetar, in the mountains. So the first day we were having fun by putting on colors and the second day we could celebrate second time in Dharan. It was really fun.
But I had one problem. My mom was worried that my clothes will get dirty so she didn’t allow me to play. Then I got a t-shirt from my friend.