So, guys this is a post that is kinda late (It’s nearly the end of the day of the festival here), buut, I did something new that I wanted to share with all of you. But first, let’s catch up on the history of this festival.
Holi is perhaps one of the most vastly celebrated festival in India.
Huge fires with bamboos and loads of wood are burnt at night, and according to one tradition, hare chana are thrown into the fire. The next day people go to each others house and play with colours (Gulaal), and distribute sweets. Gunjiya is a special dish made on this day.
The story behind this festival is quite well known in India. It is as follows:
Hirenyakashyap was a demon who loathed Lord Vishnu. However, his offspring, Prahlad was a devout devotee of Vishnu. Hirenyakashyap bore him for a few years, but when the things got out of hands, he asked his sister, Holika to get rid of him. Holika had a boon wherein she couldn’t burn in fire. So she took Prahlad near a fire, and placed him in her lap. The gods, angry, helped Prahlad out unscathed, but Holika burnt in the fire and died.
I love to play Holi but because of Grandma’s death and Corona, I could not play it. However, I did celebrate by baking a colourful cake. Here’s a picture of it:
You can also check out my video on Instagram (Yes I am on Instagram, do follow me!)-
That’s all people, hope you had a fun Holi! Let me know down below, how did you like the photo and video of the cake! Sorry I can’t give it to you in person!