‘Holi is the festival of colors’ is an incomplete sentence. ‘Holi is a festival of throwing colors’ is a complete sentence. And you can guess from this single line that for what Holi is famous for. Let’s talk about it in detail.
Holi Throwing Colors, 2020:
The second day of Holi is ‘Rang Wali Holi’ on which people throw colors on each other and celebrate the festival. They also dance on the beats of music and dhol. For the color play, people use the following things.
Holi color powder:
There are different color powders available in the market. People buy it and enjoy throwing it on each other in a dry form. Make sure to buy only organic, herbal or safe to get in contact with skin colors. So that there are no after-effects. If you find it difficult to find such colors, make it at home.
See the DIY Holi color powder recipe here.
People mix the color powder in water to make watercolor in vast quantities. So when it is Holi, be ready to receive a bucket full of it anywhere. There are Pichkaris available that are favorite of children. Because of this small instrument, they can refill watercolor easily and attack anyone secretly.
On Holi, when everyone is playing with dry colors, you can witness color smoke going up to the sky. That is the most common sight in the big cities of India on the day of Holi. People use the Holi color cylinder and smoke bombs to produce such smoke. The atmosphere becomes foggy, and everyone enjoys it.
While you play Holi and throw colors on each other using any of the things above, make sure not to pollute the environment. Because the Holi celebrations will last for only a single day, and the environment will get dangerous for the rest of our lives. And for the lives of generations that will be living here after us.