facts about holi

1.The name Holi comes from “Holika”, the sister of demon King “Hiranyakashyap”

2. It is celebrated after the full moon in the month of ‘Phalguna’ which generally falls between February and March.

3. The festival of Holi is celebrated for at least 16 days in the Brag region of India where Krishna is believed to be born.

4.  Holi is also celebrated in Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

5.The festival of colors is also popular for a saying “Bura na mano, Holi hai!” which means “do not mind, it’s Holi.”

6. The second day of the festival of Holi which is also referred as “Rangwali Holi”is the main day when people play with wet and dry colors. People chase each other in an attempt to color one another.

7. The Holi also marks the demise of “Putana” who tried to kill Lord Krishna.