250 Words Holi Essay In English
Holi is a festival of colours, joy and fun. It is one of the most popular festivals in India. It marks the beginning of a new season. The farmers begin to make preparations to reap their crops. According to the Indian calendar, Holi is celebrated on the full moon night of the month fagun.
Holi symbolises the dawn of a new era and the victory of good over evil. It is named after Holika, the sister of king Hiranya Kashyap, Who was a non-believer in God. His son Prahalad was a devotee of God. His father Hiranya Kashyap did not like the ways of his Son. He tried to kill him. Ultimately he asked his sister to take Prahalad in her lap and sit on a burning pyre. In this Holika was burnt but nothing happened to Prahalad. This is a popular legend that is said to be the basis of the festival of Holi.
Holi is celebrated all over the country. On the previous night, bonfires are lighted. People worship, sing and dance around the bonfire. On the day of Holi people assemble and visit their nears and dears. They play with colours and put gulal, red coloured powder on the foreheads and faces of each other. Sweets are distributed. Noisy and colourful processions are taken out. People dance to the beat of the drum. They share, jokes, poetry, songs and enjoy music and dances. Children use colour filled balloons, buckets and water pumps to throw colours on others. It is a day filled with fun and folic, colours and humour.