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HOLI or Phagwah – Festival of Colours


Holi
(Hindi: होली, Nepali: होली,Punjabi: ਹੋਲੀ Sindhi: هولي) is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours.

It is primarily observed in India and Nepal. It is also observed by the minority Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well in countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Holi is also known as Phagwah (Assamese: ফাকুৱা), Festival of Colours, or Doḷajātra (Oriya: ଦୋଳଯାତ୍ରା) in Odisha, and as Dol Jatra (Bengali: দোলযাত্রা) or Basantotsav (“spring festival”) (Bengali: বসন্তোৎসব) in West Bengal and Assam.           

Holi is of particular significance in the Braj region, which includes locations traditionally connected to the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana, which become tourist destinations during the season of Holi.[1]

As per the Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated on the Phalgun Purnima which comes in February or March in the Gregorian Calendar.   [Read more - source Wikipedia]

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  • needybad4u - Leonard Dabydeen  On March 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    HAPPY HOLI GREETINGS TO ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND FRIENDS OF GUYANESE ONLINE BLOG AND NEWSLETTER. LET THIS FESTIVAL OF BEAUTIFUL COLOURS BRIGHTEN YOUR SPRING SEASON, AND BRING JOY AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL YEAR ROUND.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On March 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    HAPPY HOLI / PHAGWAH

    Holi also known as Phagwah, will be celebrated through out the world today Holi is the religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colors.The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology.

    Enjoy the fun today and be safe

  • Dmitri Allicock  On March 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm

  • Philbert Robertson  On March 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Happy Phagwah to all Guyanese at home and abroad….

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