Also, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari extended felicitation to the Hindu community on the eve of colourful and joyful Holi festival being celebrated in Pakistan and across the world on Sunday (today). Here’s all you need to know…
Pink, yellow, red, purple – the vibrant colours of Holi spread joy, as young and old celebrated the festival, smearing coloured gulal on each other and exchanging candies in the national capital on Monday.
Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka but also in countries with large Hindu populations such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.
Holi, the festival of colours was celebrated across Nagaland today with religious fervor and gaiety.
Lathmar means “hitting with sticks”.
The exuberant festival is associated with the eternal love of Hindu lord Krishna and his consort Radha.
Lathmar means “beating with sticks”.
It is said the demoness Holika was conquered through unwavering devotion to the Hindu god of preservation, Lord Vishnu.
Each colour used has a different meaning: red is for love and fertility, blue is the colour of Krishna, yellow is the colour of turmeric, and green symbolises spring and new beginnings.
Hindus douse each other with coloured powders and waters during the two-day celebration. May this festival of colours bring together the diverse hues of India’s culture in a rainbow of unity and strengthen brotherhood and harmony amongst all our people.
The next morning is celebrated with colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons.
Many people visited the homes of relatives and friends to celebrate Holi.
The celebration of Holi is very ancient in its origin. The powder also signifies the coming of spring.