Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is a popular spring festival celebrated in Nepal, India, and other parts of the world. It usually falls in late February or early March, on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu month of Phalguna.
The festival is a time for people to come together and celebrate the arrival of spring with vibrant colors, music, and dancing. People smear each other with colorful powders, water guns, and balloons filled with colored water. They also dance to traditional music and enjoy special foods and drinks like thandai, gujiya, and bhang.
Holi has its roots in Hindu mythology and is associated with the story of Prahlada, who was saved from the evil demoness Holika by the god Vishnu. The festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and the arrival of spring after the long winter.
In Nepal, Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor, particularly in the Terai region where the festival is known as Phagu Purnima. People gather in public places to play with colors and water, and also organize cultural programs like music, dance, and poetry recitation.
Holi is a joyous and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It is a time for people to come together, forget their differences, and spread love, happiness, and peace.