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Holi

Holi

Holi is one of the most significant national festival in India. It is also known as 'festival of colors', 'phagwah' and 'Basanta-Utsav'. But nowadays, the whole world experiences the grand and magnificent celebration of Holi with full vim and brio. Though the customs, traditions and rituals of this festival vary from place to place, the core essence of Holi remains same everywhere. The word 'Holi' draws one universal picture in everybody's mind, that is, towns and city-streets painted with various color patches. Men and women get drenched in color and smear gulal on each other's faces, kids running here and there with pichkaris in one hand and bucket in the other hand. People from every sphere of the social arena gathers and takes part in this vigorous celebration. This carnivalesque bash and merry-making ends with exchanging gifts. Through gifts, people convey warm wishes and blessings. Holi brings the fresh air of affection to our mundane lives.

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  • When is Holi

    When is Holi

    'Holi', the festival of color and togetherness which is celebrated with much pomp and granduer by Indians all over the world transcending the barriers of caste, creed, and communities. Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima at the end of the winter season on the last Full Moon day of the Lunar month Phalguna-February/March. On this auspicious occasion, people of all ages join in a group have the fun of throwing and splashing colors on each other. Holi is one festival that offers unlimited fun and enjoyment. During this festival, people irrespective of caste, creed and sex rejuvenate the festival with merriment and feasting. The articles assigned in this category will give you more information about when is Holi and gifts you can send to your dear ones on this festival.

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  • About Holi

    About Holi

    Entire country wears a festive and colorful look when it is time for Holi celebration. On this very day people throw colors on friends and relatives. Holi celebration also includes grand feasting and merry making. Irrespective of religion and caste people celebrate holi with pomp and enthusiasm. Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima at the end of the winter season on the last Full Moon day of the Lunar month Phalguna-February/March. On this auspicious occasion, you can allow the Divine blessing of God shower on your loved ones by sending precious gift articles. These gifts will definitely create a delightful ambiance on this festival. The articles assigned in this chapter will give you more information about Holi and gifts you can send to your dear ones on this festival.

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  • Holi Gifts for Her

    Holi Gifts for Her

    Since gifts are the integral part of all Indian occasions and festivals, GiftstoIndia24x7.com has arranged a wide gamut of gift articles for its customers. To make your searching process easier, the portal has categorized all its gift articles under different segments. In this category you will find plethora of gifts for women, you can send to your female members of your family or friends. Browse through the site and pick the right one as per the choice and requirement of the recipient. Needless to say, everyone loves to receive gifts. Herein you will find numerous chic gifts to make your lady pampered. From trendy accessories to traditional apparel, from exciting handbags to exotic flowers all you will find from here. Irresistible gifts will definitely bring smile on the special occasion of Holi. The articles assigned in this chapter will give you more information about various gifts for Holi that you can send to her on this festival.

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  • Holi Gifts for Him

    Holi Gifts for Him

    Different occasions deserve different gifts for men. Whether it is his birthday or wedding, Dusshera or Holi or it is his anniversary, getting the appropriate gift is important. Select from a wide variety of gift ideas for men and buy exclusive gifts for him at GiftstoIndia24x7.com. Finding the right gift for a man just got easier now with the help of this online portal. As the site has showcased its wide galore of gifts in different sections, shopping at GiftstoIndia24x7.com is now easier and less time consuming. To get the right gift, you need to browse through the category. Send gifts that make him smile and cherish the gift for a long years to come. The articles assigned in this chapter will give you more information about  Holi gifts for Him you can send to your dear ones on this festival.

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  • Holi Gifts for Kids

    Holi Gifts for Kids

    Holi, popularly called ‘the festival of colours'; is a festival that is celebrated all across with lots of enthusiasm and vigor. Keeping in mind the intensity of Holi celebrations in India that make exchanging gifts an integral part, GiftstoIndia24x7.com has come up with a wide plethora of gifts. Kids are considered the centre of attraction in the family. Thus you can send gifts like cuddly soft toys, delectable chocolates, alluring gift hampers to your loving kids. However, you can also send personalized gifts that are exciting gifts for kids. The site also gives you an option of sending other gifts that you can avail by browsing through ‘Gifts for Kids'; section of the ‘Holi Gifts'; festival category. Thus earn a sweet smile from your dear kids face by sending Holi gifts. The articles assigned in this chapter discusses about the probable gifts that you can send this Holi to make your kids jump with wonder. The articles assigned in this chapter will give you more information about Holi gifts for kids that you can send to your dear ones on this festival.

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  • Holi Gifts Ideas

    Holi Gifts Ideas

    Holi is a auspicious festival in Indian calendar. Not only in India, it is also celebrated in Nepal and Pakistan with full gusto and fervor. Gifting constitutes a major part of Holi celebration. So, you can elate your dear ones by sending amazing gifts. GiftstoIndia24x7.com has introduced a section that showcases a wide variety of Holi Gifts. With a cent percent potential to make your festival joyous and worth remembering for years, the site has introduced a separate section that showcases alluring Holi Gifts. One can choose from aromatic flowers, delectable cakes to stylish apparels, Holi hampers and spiritual items. The articles assigned in this chapter discusses exclusive gifting ideas that can make Holi celebrations memorable.  The articles assigned in this chapter will give you more information about Holi gift ideas you can send to your dear ones on this festival.

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  • Holi Gifting

    Holi Gifting

    This article discusses about various holi gifting ideas.

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  • Holi Celebration

    Holi Celebration

    This chapter focuses on the most unique ways to celebrate Holi.

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  • Holi Celebration in UP

    Holi celebration in Uttar Pradesh

    The celebration of the Holi festival is not restricted to Mathura and Vrindavan only in the state of Uttar Pradesh but it spans throughout the entire state. The people of Uttar Pradesh celebrates the festival with much gusto and fervour and every nook and corner of the state gets wrapped in a multitude of colours and hues. In this, rather, conservative state, this one day gives the youth the freedom to mingle freely and express their feelings for each . Also various sweet goodies are an intricate part of the festivities which is why you can send sweets as gifts to India from USA as part of the holi celebrations. So let us have a look at some of the fixed things which are a part of the celebrations. Holika Dahan : The major ritual of Holi celebration in UP is that people light bonfires known as Holika or Choti Holi on the day prior to the main Holi. The tradition signifies the victory of good over evil and finds it''s roots with the various legends associated with the festival. This ritual is mainly associated with the demon king Hiranyakashyap. The king planned the death of his son, Prahlad, an ardent devotee of Lord Narayana with the help of his sister Holika. Prahlad was saved by the grace of god while Holika was consumed by fire.   Bhang : Description of Holi is incomplete without the mention of Bhang (cannabis). Holi has become synonymous with it for many reasons. The tradition of eating bhang -- an intoxicating substance is rampant in northern India. It is usually consumed in the form of laddoo or as thandai. Consumption of bhang adds greatly to the revelry as people get high on it. The land of Shiva, Banaras, is specially famous for its high level of bhang consumption. Sitting on the ''ghats'' or steps leading to the Ganga river, people drenched in colours can be seen grinding bhang and mixing it with milk and various dry fruits to enhance the taste.   Celebration of Barley Harvest : The festival is also the celebration of barley harvest. On Chhoti Holi, people come together to light the fire. They bury a pot of new barley seeds under the pyre for roasting. These seeds are eaten after the fire is extinguished. Divinations for the coming harvest are cast by interpreting the direction of the flames or by the state of the seeds in the buried pot. People sometimes take embers from the fire to their homes to rekindle their own domestic fires. The ashes from the Holi fire are also believed to provide protection against diseases.   Apart from all of these, the whole state gets into a frenzy while celebrating the festival of colours. Pichkaris, gulals, water balloons are very commonly used among old and young alike. You can also choose to send these holi items as gifts to India. Your dear ones living in Uttar Pradesh or any part of the country will be thrilled to receive this as India gifts. Spread the fun!.