Cultural Significance of Holi- The Colourful Festival of India

In spite of being such a colourful and gay festival, there are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant for our lives. Though they might not be so apparent but a closer look and a little thought will reveal the significance of Holi in more ways than meets the eyes. Ranging from socio-cultural, religious to biological there is every reason why we must heartily enjoy the festival and cherish the reasons for its celebrations.


In the diversity world, the festival gives a glimpse of its extraordinary vibrancy and projects out a wonderful exhibition of diverse hues. People celebrate the festival with the burning of demon Holika with the protection of Prahlada by Lord Vishnu which reveals the Holi, festival of colours in Indian history.


Significance of Holi Festival


The festival of Holi in India signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, forget and forgiveness and helps in building broken relationships. Holi is being celebrated as Rangpanchmi on this day in memory of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. Krishna developed his dark blue colored skin due to poisoned breast milk feed by Putana who fallen in love with fair-skinned Radha and other girls love him because of his dark blue color skin, Therefore coloring of Radha’s face on this day of love celebrated as Holi.