Holi is a spring festival in Nepal and India, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. It falls somewhere between end of February and Mid of March in the Gregorian Calendar. Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather sing, dance and party. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free for all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled ballons for their water fight.
The evening after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family by sharing Holi delicacies, food and drinks.
Above details collected from Wikipedia.
Wish you all a Happy Holi
Holi means colourful, I could see people in Holi from toady morning itself. As the streets and the people over streets are sprayed with colors and the kids running with their water pump (pichkari). Moreover all my social media pages getting filled with Holi posts and Holi recipes.
My kids and their friends in the apartment, had fun with water pump, beautiful colors and this was the first time my kids celebrating Holi. I was very happy to see these kids having fun, got few clicks when they were spraying colors.
This pulled me to Holi mood, even after getting dragged with these celebrations, I was not fully into not only the Holi mood, but not in good mood. Later when my kids (my stress buster and mood moderator) wanted me to prepare some sweet for holi. And now I am into kitchen for Gujiya. Stay tuned for the recipe. But let me share my few other Holi recipes…
- Jeera Poli
- Milk Poli
- Carrot Almond Milkshake
- Lauki Halwa
- Carrot Kheer
- Pumpkin Kheer
- Nutty Gujiya
- Maa Gujiya