Happy Holi 2014!

We wish our readers a very colorful and joyous 'Holi'. May your life be filled with the colors of joy, fun, happiness, friendship and love!!!

Pichkari Shopping for Holi in Noida
Pichkari Shopping for Holi in Noida

Holi is a spring festival celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm. It is also called the festival of colors. People play Holi with gulal (colors) and pichkari (sprayguns). Night prior to Holi, pyres are lit to symbolize the death of demoness Holika. This is called Holika Dahan. Holi is thus the celebration of the death of the demoness. People burn Holikas on their terraces and in the community parks too.

Holika Dahan in Sector Park in Noida
Holika Dahan in Sector Park of Noida
Did you check out the awesome 'Pichkari' Doodle by Google this Holi :)

Holi Festival Doodle by Google

Did you attend the Pre-Holi bash at Reverb Disc or the glitzy 'Rang Barse' at Noida Stadium. Surprise us! You have certainly marked the D-day for the Holi event at Kalindi Kunj. There was a Spring Festival and fundraiser for kids - 'Vasant Uday' organized at Sector 21 community Center on a day prior to Holi. You can find about it here. Check out these and other exciting hip and happenings events of Noida at our Facebook Page 'Noida Diary' Events section or simply click here.

People buying gulal and pichkari at the local shopping center in Noida
People buying colors and pichkari for the Holi at Local Shopping Center, Sector 25, Noida
Mostly people in Noida prefer to celebrate Holi with their near and dear ones at home, community parks and also visiting their neighbors and relatives. You can not miss the holi celebrations in India. People playing with colors and waterguns and  dancing to the tunes of hit bollywood numbers is a common sight. Amitabh Bachchan's 'Rang barse' song has ruled the roost as all time favorite holi song of everyone. Noida authority too has made sure the residents enjoy Holi to the fullest by supplying water for 11 hours on the festival day, between 7am and 4pm, and again 7pm and 10pm. Otherwise the Authority supplies water for 2 hours daily in the morning and evening.

Hope you all had an amazing Holi! Share your experience with us!

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