Holi Festival in Nepal 2023 (the festival of colors)
- December 26, 2022
- Ram Kumar Adhikari
About Holi: the Festival of Colours in Nepal
Holika was blessed by Lord Brahma to be harmless from fire. So she planned to kill Prahlad in the fire. She jumped into the fire with Prahlad but Brahma’s blessings could only be used for good purposes. So Holika got burnt in the fire while Prahlad was saved by the grace of God. Thus, Holi is said to be celebrated to rejoice in Holika’s death.
According to another ancient legend, from the Puranas and the Bhagavad Gita, Kansa sent a female demon named Putana to kill his nephew Lord Krishna. Putna went to Vrindavan taking the form of a nurse. The child Shri Krishna grew up there. She tried to breastfeed him with her poisoned milk but the attempt failed and she died. Her body was burnt on the night of Holi. So some people consider Holi as the festival of fire.
Holi is a time of fun and frolic for all. It is the time when one forgets worldly worries and enjoys the finer things in life. So, you are highly recommended to participate in this lively color festival. That kind of laughter and comfort will surely take you back to your childhood. There is no need to worry about appearance and purity, and you can be as naughty as you want. In the meantime, you are better off wearing a white T-shirt because it looks especially beautiful after it’s been dyed. And you can also leave colored fingerprints on it as a memorial. This must be the best gift for your Nepal visit.
What to wear at Holi Festival?
01) White T-shirt, cheap pants and slippers are highly recommended. After the celebration, you can either throw them or keep them as Holi mementos.
02) It is suggested to have a raincoat for the camera. Or the easiest way is to cover it tightly with plastic wrap.
03) Facial cleansers and shampoos are essential to clean off the paint.
04) If you want to witness this colorful festival, then the tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square is the best place for photography.
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