Paragraph on Holi: Holi, which also goes by the names ‘Festival of Colours’ and ‘Festival of Love’, is a famous Hindu festival and celebrated by all religions. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival, which falls in the month of Phalguna, stands for laughter, pleasure, joy, and creating long-lasting memories.
Short Paragraph on Holi
Below we have provided the Holi Festival Paragraph in English, suitable for class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
One of the most celebrated Hindu festivals in the South-Asian countries is Holi. This festival marks the beginning of spring and the end of winter. Holi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his devotee Prahlada. The main objective of Holi is to spread happiness and joy with its customs and traditions. People are seen chasing each other with ‘gulaal’ in their hands; children are seen playing with water balloons and spraying each other with water guns filled with watercolour.
Drenched in water and covered in gulaal, people move on to the next phase of the festival, which is incomplete without sweets, snacks, and drinks. No party is complete without music, and adults and children are seen dancing to the Holi beats. The festival comes to an end with people filled to the brim with satisfaction to have spent a fun day with their friends, family, and relatives.
Long Paragraph on Holi
The ‘Festival of Colours’ or Holi is a festival which as per the name, paints our grey lives with a bit of colour and joy. Holi is celebrated in March according to the Gregorian calendar. This festival is popular in India and has spread to different regions of Asia and western countries. Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil and signifies the harvest season’s beginning.
Holi is mainly celebrated for five days and ends with Rang Panchami. But different states have different ways and duration of celebration- some celebrate it for three days and some for more than a week. Holi starts in the evening on a full moon day (Purnima). In most places, the first day of celebration is known as ‘Chhoti Holi’ and the second day as ‘Badi Holi’.
This festival is known to be dedicated to different deities. Still, most people believe it is dedicated to Prahlada, a devotee of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Prahlada, the son of Hiranyakashipu, was tricked into sitting in a pit of fire by his aunt Holika. Holika was immune to fire and had a cloak that protected her. However, while they sat in the fire, the cloak covered Prahlada, and he survived while Holika perished.
This is how the festival signifies the triumph of the virtuous over evil. On this day, people are seen wearing white to highlight the colours they play with. Children are seen on the grounds running after each other with water guns, and grown-ups are seen smearing ‘gulaal’ on each other’s faces. Sweets like ‘Gujiya’, ‘Malpua’, snacks like ‘Nimki’ are made. People are also seen drinking ‘Bhang’, made with Cannabis.
After the celebration, people dress up and visit their friends and relatives. There is no doubt that Holi is a party festival. Still, people don’t forget to visit temples and worship the Gods and Goddesses even during the celebration. Hence this festival, which is celebrated worldwide, is a medium of spreading happiness and preaches the message of togetherness amongst people.