Sudneer Birodkar, an Indian novelist and
ancient Indian historian, shared with us the following:
From times immemorial there has
been a festival called Holi or Holikotsava celebrated in March/April.
Holi centers around a bonfire.
Weeks before the arrival of Holi, gangs comb the neighbourhood and collect
all waste-wood, old wooden furniture etc. which they can lay their hands
upon. After weeks of preparation judiciously combined with activities that
come close to pillaging, assorted pieces of wood are piled up to be lit on
the evening of the festival day.
Holi or Holikotsava is celebrated
over two days. On the evening of the first day bonfires are lit, normally in
a public place. On the second day people throw coloured powder and water at
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Holi Story for Kids
Presentations in PowerPoint format for Holi
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