Unlike in rest of the country, we burn Holika on the day when the festival is celebrated with colours.Villagers here celebrate Holi festival with great enthusiasm without taking community difference as any barrier.
Young and old, were seen gathered on the streets of Dimapur throwing different coloured powder known as “Gulal” in replication of spring and its colours.
Shopkeepers also said that herbal and organic colours, priced a notch higher than the regular gulaal, have not lost their appeal among the more skin-conscious citizens and are selling like hotcakes.
The day after the bonfire, revellers celebrate Rangwali Holi.
The Taiwan Indian Festival Committee is hosting the Holi Festival at luguanghe’an park (綠光河岸公園) on March 12, with the support of IAT (Indian Association of Taiwan), Taiwan Tamil Sangam, Taiwan Indians Club and Taiwan Malyali Association.
“Wishing you and your family a Happy Holi”, the minister tweeted.
The colourful powder is perfumed, and scattered on everyone in the giant rainbow celebration, which remembers Krishna’s love, and signifies the coming of spring and the season’s many colours.
Ushering in the festival of colours that symbolises the victory of good over evil, men and women dressed in traditional attire offered prayers and took part in “Holika Dahan” in large numbers. Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair attended the Holi celebrations at the Governor House Staff Colony. Natalie Camacho, 24, left her first Holi looking like a Deadhead.
“Here the whole environment is very enjoyable and we all have come in the town of Lord Baba Vishwanath and are enjoying the festival of colors”, said a local. “We distribute candies, smear colours on each other and exchange greetings”, said Ram Chand, a trader.