Holi, the festival of colors, is the most vibrant of all Hindu festivals. It marks the end of winter in India and welcomes the spring season. On this festival day, people play with colors, meet and greet each other and make a new beginning. But do you know the real reason why Holi is celebrated? Here is all you need to know about this colorful festival and what you can see during the upcoming Holi in India. Here are some best Happy Holi Wishes in English for you.
Best Happy Holi Wishes in English 2020-
Playing more drinking less, loving more thinking less. This Holi spread the colors of positivity & motivation all around you.― Happy Holi
Life is the most beautiful festival, enjoy all the days full of happiness and colors. Happy Holi
Red for love, green for prosperity, orange for success, and pink for happiness. May God bless you and your family with all lovely colors forever. ― Happy Holi
Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy and auspicious Holi.
Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness in the life of all. ― Happy Holi
Life is full of colors, may this Holi add even more colors to your life. Happy Holi!
May God gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love, and all other colors you want to paint in your life. ― Happy Holi
May God paint the canvas of your life with the colors of joy, love, happiness, prosperity, good health, and success.
Break the ice, renew your old relationships & connect yourself with the colors of joy & happiness forever. ― Happy Holi
Wishing you good health and prosperity. May God shower his blessings on you on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
May the colors of Holi make your life as colorful and happy as they are. ― Wish you a very Happy Holi
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May all the seven colors of the rainbow come together this Holi and bless your life with happiness and joy. Have a Happy Holi!
A true and caring relation doesn’t have to speak loud; just a soft message is enough to express the heartiest feelings. Enjoy the festival of Holi with lots of fun and Blessings. ― Happy Holi
Let us make this Holi memorable for everyone around us and not forget to keep our pets safe. Have a safe and colorful Holi!
My world is beautiful because of you and I wish to spend the rest of my life loving you. ― HAPPY HOLI MY SWEETHEART
Burn all negativity & bring all positivity in life. Celebrate this Holi with vibrant colors. Happy Holi!
Be a free bird, to play with the vibrant colors of Holi. ― Happy Holi
Sending love with red, friendship with pink, wisdom with yellow and new beginnings with green. Have a colorful and happy Holi!
I wish that colors of romance and love, colors of happiness and joy, colors of smiles and affection get deeper and darker with each and every day of our life. Happy Holi My Love
Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.
All the colors of Holi remind me of your smile. I hope you will enjoy this Holi with a smile. ― Happy Holi 2022
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Let us make this festival a way to express our love using beautiful colors and water balloons. Let us get drenched in our friendship and make this Holi the most memorable for all of us, Happy Holi!
I wish we all celebrate this day together and cherish the old memories with our energies and bond. Warm wishes to you on this wonderful occasion. Happy Holi dear friend!
Holi is fun when you have your dearest friends and family members to celebrate, A very Happy Holi to you buddy!!
Every color of Holi speaks how beautiful our friendship is! Happy Holi!
Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is time to show affection. All the colors that are on you are of love!
May the shines of this Holi brighten your path towards progress and continued success. ― Happy Holi!
Might the soul of Holi abandon you soaked with bliss. Happy Holi
Hope you smile always and your friends paint you with every color of happiness. ― Happy Holi!
Holi is a special time of year to remember those who are close to our hearts with splashing colors!
May this festival of colors bring more cheerful colors to your life! ― Happy Holi
Dipped in hues of love and trust has come the festival of Holi. Happy Holi
Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is time to show affection. All the colors that are on you are of love!!!!
Longing you a fun Holi and a Spring time sprouting with Happiness.
Enjoy every color of Holi and you will get every happiness you desire. God is always with u. Enjoy every moment. Keep smiling. ― Happy Holi
Happy Holi Wishes 2020-
Do you know why I adore Holi? Since it gets colors my life, the same you did.
Celebrating the colors of our beautiful relationship, I wish you and your family all the bright hues of life. Have a Colorful Holi
Make merry with colors on Holi and the rest of the days with the colors of love.
Let’s play Holi With A Splash Of Natural Colors. AMA Group Wishes You & Your Family A Very Happy & Wonderful Holi.
Holi helps me to remember you in light of the fact that it is so vibrant and brimming with full.
Just like a red rose that fills the world with beauty & fragrance. You have made my life so beautiful by being in it. On Holi, the festival of colors & joy I wanna say thank you for all the love & smiles you’ve brought to my life. ― Happy Holi
If wishes come in rainbow colors then I would send the brightest one to say Happy Holi.
Holi is the festival of colors. I wish with all my colors that it brings more colors to your life. ― Wish you and your family a fabulous Holi.!
Best wishes to you for a Holi filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for a long.
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Trust your adoration is surrounded with all colors of affection & joy. Today & dependably. Euphoric Holi!
Holi is a special time of year to remember those who are close to our hearts with splashing colors! ― Happy Holi 2019
The dominant idea behind the Holi festival is that we should live more in harmony with nature instead of trying to destroy her and make her our slave.
May this festival Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness, and Good Health. ― Happy Holi
Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of color.
Let the color of Holi; spread the color of peace and happiness. ― Happy Holi
Red for love, green for prosperity, orange for success, and pink for happiness. May God Bless you and your family with all these colors, Happy Holi
Let the child hidden inside you, come out this Holi & play with the colors of love and happiness all around. ― Happy Holi
The much-awaited festival of colors, Holi is here again. It is a festival of dancing to the tunes of dhol, having gujiyas, smearing your dear ones with gulaal, and enjoying the famous bhang thandai.
On your pink cheeks pink color, on your red lips red colors, on your beautiful face all the colors. ― Happy Holi 2020
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The festival of Holi lasts for two days, which starts with Holika Dahan or choti Holi and is followed by Holi on the other day. It starts on the evening of Purnima or the full moon night in the month of Falgun.
Without colors, life would be so boring so fill it with colors and joy this Holi. ― Happy Holi
The is a famous Hindu festival, which is celebrated in every part of the country with utmost joy and zeal. The festival promotes brotherhood and togetherness. This festival also marks the commencement of the Spring season in India.
May God paint your life with the beautiful colors of a rainbow, and you become as colorful as a blooming flower. ― Happy Holi 2020
Here are some inspirational quotes that you can send your loved ones this festive season:
May the fire Of Holi purify your heart, May the colors of Holi, color your life. May the sweets, sweeten the journey of your life. ― Happy Holi 2020
Burn your ego, expectations, and everything in the fire of Holi and enjoy the festival. Happy Holi!
I wish to fill your life with all the colors of the universe & make you happy & contented with love forever. ― Happy Holi 2019
Forget all your pains and worries, get drenched in the colors of this festival. Happy Holi!
Every color of Holi speaks how beautiful our friendship is! ― Happy Holi 2019
May God gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of love, and all other colors you want to paint your life with. Happy Holi!
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Take out the evil from you and digest the color of peace in yourself this Holi, to spread the color of love everywhere. ― Happy Holi 2020
It is the day to express love with colors. It is time to show affection. May all the colors that are on you be of love!
Let’s celebrate the color of our beautiful relationship. Wish you and your family a colorful Holi the brightest one to say Happy Holi. Have a great day!
May all the joys of life become shades of red, green, purple & blue wishing you and your family… ― Happy Holi…..
Wish you a Colorful and a Happy Holi!!!!
Dance on the tunes of melodious songs, play on the ground with the colors of love. Eat gujiyas and drink bhang. ― Happy Holi 2020
Celebrating the colors of our beautiful relationship, I wish you and your family all the bright hues of life. Happy Holi!
My favorite color is you; my favorite place is you, so this Holi let me color you with the color of love that’s why I LOVE YOU. ― Happy Holi 2020
May this festival spread peace, prosperity, happiness, and Good health. Wish you a very happy Holi!
More About Holi Festival-
Popular legends behind Holi celebrations-
Like every other festival in the country, Holi is also associated with popular legends. These interesting stories tell the history behind the rituals of various festivals.
Story of Holika Dahan-
Legend has it that once, there was a powerful king named Hiranyakashipu. He was a devil and hated him for his cruelty. He considered himself a god and wanted everyone in his kingdom to worship him like that. However, his own son, Prahlad, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and refused to worship his father. Angered by his son’s disobedience, Hiranyakaship tried to kill his son several times, but nothing worked.
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He then sought help from his evil sister, Holika. Holika had a special power to be immune to fire. So, to kill Prahlada, he made her sit with him on a pyre. But due to his evil intentions, his power became ineffective and he burned to ashes. On the other hand, Prahlada gained this immunity and was saved. That is why the first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan and symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Story of Radha and Krishna-
In the region of Braj (where Lord Krishna grew up) in Uttar Pradesh, the day of Rangpanchami is celebrated as a huge festival in memory of the devotional love of Krishna and Radha. A local legend is also associated with it.
When Krishna was a child, he acquired a distinctive blue skin color after drinking the poisonous breast milk of the She-demon Putana. Later, when he was younger, he often grieved whether Radha or other girls in the village would ever like him because of his dark complexion.
Seeing his desperation, Krishna’s mother tells him to go and paint Radha’s face with any color. So when Krishna applied colors to Radha, both of them became one couple and since then people started playing with colors on Holi.
How is Holi celebrated in India?
Celebrating the colorful festival of Holi includes several rituals:
Holika pyre ready-
A few days before the festival, people start collecting wood and other inflammable items for the bonfire. Combustible materials are then assembled in a pyre in colonies, community centers, parks, or other open spaces. Above the pyre, according to legend, an effigy of Holika is lit.
The first day of the festival is celebrated as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. After sunset, people gather around the pyre, perform puja (prayer), and then burn it. People sing and dance around the pyre, as it symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Playing With Colors-
The second day of Holi is called Rangwali Holi, Dhulandi, Dhulandi, Phagwa or Badi Holi. It is a day when people color, party and enjoy each other. Children and youth play in groups of dry colors called abir or gulal, pichkari (water guns), water balloons filled with colorful solutions, and other creative things. You can also find groups of people on the streets with drums and other musical instruments, moving from place to place dancing and singing.
Gujhiya is a special dessert, which is made in every household in India during Holi. It is a dumpling filled with khoa (dairy products) and dry fruits. The customary drink of Holi is Thandai, which usually contains bhang (marijuana). Other mouth-watering dishes were enjoyed, gol gappa, papadi chaat, dal kachori, kanji vada, dahi bhalle, chhole bhature, and a variety of namkeen.
After the party-
After playing with colors during the day, people clean themselves, bathe, sleep and dress. They then visit their relatives and friends and congratulate them at the festival.
Best place to celebrate Holi in India-
Holi is celebrated in different manners in different parts of the country. While Holi is celebrated in West Bengal as Dole Jatra with singing and dancing, people of South India worship Kamdev, the god of love, on Holi. In Uttarakhand, it is celebrated as Kumaoni Holi with songs to classical ragas, while in Bihar, people traditionally clean their houses and then celebrate the festival.
To best experience the festival of Holi in India, you must visit Uttar Pradesh, and especially, those areas which are associated with Lord Krishna like Braj, Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, and Nandgaon. All these places become quite touristy during the festival. Holi is celebrated in Barsana town, where women beat men with sticks, while men run with shields to protect themselves. It becomes even more fun and interesting when people sing and dance together.