Welcome Holi 2012 Festival: All about Colour, Cuisine and Delight
Holi marks the end of winter and beginning of summer. Say bye-bye to blankets and welcome cool colours and drinks. On the onset of summer, Indians celebrate Holi with lot of gusto and cheer. Holi falls on the Phalgun Purnima - full moon of Phalgun month. According to Gregorian calendar, Holi festival comes either in February or in March.
This festival brings oodles of joy and excitement in our lives as vibrant colours of Holi fill our hearts & souls with freshness and bloom. Spring brings new hope and happiness; Mother Nature sheds her old skin and dons new ensemble of apparels in the form of flowers & leaves. People, till now, confined behind four walls, are hitting the streets and throwing perfumed colours on each other.
They play Holi with scented water, flowers and mud; the merriment lasts for two days - Holi and Dhuleti. The laughter and amusement run from morning to evening along with sweets, snacks, Thandai and Bhang. Under the influence, people have a ding-dong in the streets; but everything is forgiven and forgotten on this day.
Those who don't want to celebrate Holi festival outdoor stay indoors and send 2012 Holi gifts to their friends and relatives. If you want to send gifts to your loved ones, here are many wonderful Holi gift ideas. And if you are not in India (you must be missing those Pichkaaris!), send Holi gifts to India via Infibeam.com.