The Holi One Colour Festival is a simple idea –fuse coloured powder explosions with astounding DJ beats – and you’re on to a winner. It’s not completely random though, their source of inspiration is the original Indian Holi Festival. However Holi One Colour Festival isn’t religious in nature. It’s literally people coming together, dancing to electro/house sounds and throwing coloured powder at each other. College students seem to have a great time at these Holi celebrations. Youngsters make most of the festivities on the eve of Holi.
This festival takes place in a number of cities around the world. It’s alright if you cannot be a part of Holi One Colour Festival this time. You can still make your Holi celebrations special.
What kind of colours should you use?
Regularly branded as unholy shades of Holi, artificial colours can prompt skin hypersensitivities, allergies, redness, rashes, tingling and bumps. The harmful colours are prepared from chemical compounds that can result in serious skin complications. Natural colours are best! You can even make colours at home, like they used to in the good old days. Combine the following natural colour producing ingredients by making a paste and adding besan or gram flour to it:
- Red hibiscus flowers, tomatoes, beetroot, kumkum (red)
- Henna, palak (green)
- Turmeric, marigold flowers (yellow)
- Tea leaves (brown)
If you cannot prepare colours at home, buy natural/herbal colours from the market.
Know these potential dangers of Holi:
- If you have asthma or suffer from severe dust allergy, it is advisable not to go out and play Holi with colours, especially with the dry or powdered colours.
- If you wear contact lenses, take them off before playing with colours. Protect your eyes from coloured water.
- Bhang, a popular Holi drink, when consumed in big quantities might lead to increased blood pressure, heart rate and psychosis. Do not consume it on an empty stomach and never mix it with alcohol.
If you want to go out with your friends, you can try these locations:
1) Holi Cow- Delhi
2) Braj Barsana, Uttarpradesh
4) Elephant Festival, Jaipur
Regardless of where you are, you can be a part of Holi festival celebrations. Make sure you have fun, surround yourself with family and good friends, and most importantly…stay safe!
Happy Holi Festival!