Short essay on Holi FestivalIntroductionHoli is also known as the Festival of colors in India. It is a spring festival and perhaps the happiest and most colorful religious festival of the Hindus.Holi Festival is widely celebrated in India, Nepal and other places with Hindu population. In recent times, this festival has also gained acceptance among Non-Hindus as a spring festival of love and colors.It is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra. It makes the beginning of the spring season. The beauty of nature makes this festival colorful.The lovely flowers with their dazzling colors and the sweet songs of the cuckoo provide a charming background to Holi.Celebration of HoliThe Holi celebrations begin on the last day of Phalgun. People collect sticks and straws lying in streets at a place. At night they gather at that place and set fire to the huge pile of sticks and straws. They sing songs to the accompaniment of drums. They are mad with joy. They break up when the fire fades out.The main celebration follows the next day. People are in a happy mood. They sprinkle colored water on another. They smear their faces with colored powders. Children spray colored water on the passes-by.Even the old people are mad with joy. All people are in a jolly mood. They forget social distinctions. They mix with all freely. In our villages people move about with colored water. They sing, dance, and jump about. They beat drums and sing loudly in a chorus. In the evening they visit their friends and neighbors.After playing holi, many people get together again in the evening to celebrate the occasion with delicious food and desserts. Some people also wear new clothes on this occasion.