Why Is Holi Celebrated?
Holi, the Hindu festival of colours has been growing increasingly popular amongst Asians and non-Asians alike, all around the world. But why is Holi celebrated? And how is it celebrated?
Why Holi Is Celebrated
Holi starts with a bonfire night, on the evening before Holi itself.
One of the ways he tried to do this was by getting his sister, Holika, who was wearing a fireproof shawl, to sit in a bonfire with Prahlad so that he would burn. Divine influence took the shawl from Holika and placed it on Prahlad, protecting him while Holika burned and perished.
The bonfire is a reminder of good’s victory over evil and marks a celebration of the fire that saved Prahlad and burned Holika.