Holi Festival of Colours India: Symbolism and History
Colour and variety are top of mind if you think the Indian culture.
It is the people, the culture and celebrations that bring India as mystic country alive. There is Diwali Festival, Ganesha Festival, but most famous and intensive celebrated is the “Holi Festival Of Colours India.”
The Holi Festival of Colours India brings people of all classes, castes, and religions together. Coloured powder has a leading role in all this.
Holi Festival Of Colours India
What exactly is it the festival stand for? It celebrates the victory of good over evil. At the same time the arrival of spring is celebrated. It’s the festival of happiness and of course coloured powder. And what better way to celebrate than with all colours of the rainbow.
The base of Holi is the throwing and spraying of colored water and coloured powders on friends and family. It is this that gives the day its name “Holi Festival of Colours.
The dry powder paint colors are called “holi gulal,” If you mix the colors with water it becomes so called “rang.” This powder paint is different from the powder paint you buy from us in Britain, UK or Ireland.
But most importantly, Holi is the day when you will see the streets in India covered in every colour powder dust cloud imaginable.
Most popular paint powders are brightest ones. Think of holi powder in blue, yellow, pink, green and orange.
In earlier days, the coloured powders were made from peoples home using flowers and vegetables for coloring. The flowers were dried in the sun and then crunched to powder dust. The coloured powder dust was mixed with cornstarch, wheat or water.
Throwing colored water, water balloons or color powder at relatives, family, or even strangers should not be experienced as offensive at all. This day you are free to walk up to each and every person and “share” some colours of paint powder.
Holi Festival of Colours India in modern times and outside India
Since several years people outside India also embrace the Holi Festival. There are no deeper thoughts behind it or any religion involved. Just pure colour fun with paint powder! People host colour run and holi festival in Europe / US / Asia / Africa.
The Coloured powder for Holi Festival
It is all about experiencing being covered with colored powders and have fun together with friends and fellow party people.
Occasions people started using coloured powder to cheer up festivities are birthdays, weddings, private parties. But most popular are Holi Festival and Colour Runs Some of these Colour Runs and Holi Festival have several thousand visitors.
For this reason we started exporting the highest quality coloured powder in the world. Our colours are tested in US / Asia and Europe.
A large network of holi colour webshop and distributors these days offer our products.
Contact us if you have questions or would like to buy coloured powder in Britain, Uk or Ireland.
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