It’s that time of the year again where vibrant splash of colors fill the sky all across to bring unmeasurable joy to everybody. Yes we are talking about Holi which falls on 29th of March with Holika Dahan on 28th. Holika Dahan is a ritual in the Hindu faith where a night before Holi, pyres are burnt in many parts of India, and Nepal. It celebrates the victory of good over evil.
But clearly times have changed ever since the Covid-19 virus induced pandemic started ravaging everything in its wake. People have been forced to abandon their best laid plans to fight the deadly virus by staying in lockdown, social distancing and wearing masks every time they venture outside of their homes. Although following all the rules shows that we are being good citizens but it definitely has taken the zing out of celebrating festivals specially something which is as fun as Holi.
However, with almost one year to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic, social distancing and wearing masks still remain a norm as they should be. Now, the nation-wide vaccination drive is also going in full force, ensuring some level of safety against the virus. So, how do you celebrate the festival of Holi while also remaining shut inside your house? We have some suggestions for you to try and make your Holi as wholesome as possible.
So what if you have to avoid public places or large groups. You can still enjoy your favourite home made sweets with family and celebrate the festival in high spirits. Satiate your taste buds with loved ones and relish the Holi-special recipes.
If you are forced to celebrate the festival at home, it is important for you to stock up different colours. Get your hands on Gulaal and various other organic colors too, as they smell nice and are also soft on your skin. Go for herbal colours and avoid synthetic ones, which can harm your skin and hair in the process.
We know people say that the pichkaris are just for kids. You don’t have to believe it If the child inside you still exists. Playing with pichkari adds a little old-world charm to the festival. You can either buy a new one or rent it out. Let the festival spirit grip you hard!
Music and Dancing
Any Holi party is incomplete without blazing out some iconic chartbuster Holi songs that all of us have grown accustomed to since childhood. So, dancing on your favourite 'Rang Barse' or 'Holi Khele' will keep your spirits high and you will remain in a full Holi mood throughout the day. Make a list of special Holi numbers and you are all set!
Get hold of some cool accessories like oversized sunglasses, moustaches to pose with. Your Holi pictures will rock your social networking timeline, for sure. Be careful while playing with colours as animals are not really as fond of the festival as we all might be. So, keep colours away from them and also from all those who don't wish to play with colours.
Also, the dark cloud hanging over all of us, Covid-19 is far from over, therefore, it is primarily important for us to stay away from large groups, social gatherings etc. Celebrate the festival with your near and dear ones but those who are showing signs of the virus should not step out and rather follow quarantine and social distancing norms as prescribed by the health experts. Wash your hands, face regularly and do not forget your colourful masks too. Let this festival give a pleasant memory to all.
So how are you planning to spend the Holi with your family and friends? Tell us in the comments section below. In the meantime keep practising social distancing and other pandemic guidelines as advised by the government and health authorities. For your one-stop solution, book your train and flight tickets through the Trainman app. Download the Trainman app and check PNR Status of the booked ticket, Seat Availability, Running Status and many such exciting features.