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'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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  • Holi 2017

    When is Holi in 2017 - The Indian Spring Festival

    Holi Calendar 2017 13th March 2017 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31   The festival of Holi transcends all types of barriers, like those based on caste, creed and religion. Though originally a Hindu festival dating back to the ancient mythology related to Lord Krishna, Holi is now universal. It is celebrated all over the world in a completely secular manner where anyone can take part. It is also customary to send gift to India for family members and relatives on the event of Holi. The festival is celebrated on the purnima or full moon day in the Hindu lunisolar month of Phalgun. Hence, if you want to know when is Holi in 2017 then we would like to tell you that it is on 13th of March which is on a Monday. Holi Celebration The celebration of Holi begins with the tradition of Holika Dahan that takes place on the eve of Holi. A large pyre is created out of various natural inflammable materials like leaves, twigs and bales of hay. Holi is the festival of colours and hence that is the chief component for celebrating this occasion. Both dry as well as water soluble colours are used on this event to indulge in a lot of playfulness. People are smeared with colours through applying them by hands or spraying with pichkaris. Various kinds of sweet dishes like gujiyas are the delicacies of the day along with drinks like thandai.   Staying away from your loved ones during Holi can be tough and you might be wanting to do something special for them. There are a variety of Holi gift ideas that can be sent on this occasion to remember dear ones. You can choose this online gift store for sending gifts online during Holi for your dear ones in India. Holi Gifts Sending gift hampers on holi can make this occasion a joyous one and this gifting site contains many gifts. The Spray, Mask and Chocolate Hamper is made up of chocolates, colour sprays, colour balloons, a mask and a pichkari. The little ones in your family and friends circle will love the pichkaris that are available here for Holi. The Yellow Green Pichkari Set consists of two pichkaris that feature characters from Chhota Bheem.   Your loved ones in India will surely enjoy the wonderful gift ideas that can be found on this online gifting portal. By sending online gifts to India you can make this Holi an event to be remembered for your dear ones. There are also a number of other gift items showcased on this online gift store for different events.  

  • Holi 2016

    When is Holi in 2016 : The Festival Of The Phalgun Purnima

    Holi Calendar 2016 23rd March 2016 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31     Holi is a very important festival in India that is celebrated by everyone here. Even though Holi is traditionally a Hindu festival, it is now celebrated by people of all religions without any barrier on age and gender. The festival is celebrated by applying colours to friends and families. Everyone forgets all kinds of differences on Holi and accepts all others as friends. This festival is especially popular with kids who love to apply colours on their friends and siblings. If you are wondering when is Holi in 2016, then we would like to tell you that it falls on 23rd March which falls on a Wednesday this time.   Holi Celebrations Holi celebrations are carried out with a lot of fun and enthusiasm in all parts of India. Though it is not a religious festival anymore, originally it was dedicated to Lord Krishna who played Holi with the gopis and Radha. Many Hindu families still dedicate the festival to Lord Krishna and begin the day with a prayer to Him. The celebration starts at the eve of Holi with Holika Dahan or the burning of the effigy of Holika. This ritual is carried out with great fervour with the structure being prepared in some places from a few days before hand. Each locality creates its own Holika with branches, twigs, hay and leaves. On the eve of Holi, everyone gathers around the pyre which is then burnt by them. The next day is Holi which revolves around colours. Two forms of colours, water colours and powder colours, are used by everyone to smear each other. This activity continues till late in the afternoon and everyone is then served with gujiya, mathri and thandai which makes them feel refreshed after this whole lot of activity. People then take a bath and dress up to visit their friends and relatives in the evening. If you want to send gifts to India on this Holi, then we will definitely be able to help you out. Our online gifting portal provides unique Holi gift ideas for your friends and family in India. These gifts are unique and attractive and will be perfect for your loved ones.   Holi Gift Ideas Colours Holi is the festival of colours and therefore they form the most important part of the whole celebration. Water colours are diluted using water and filled into pichkaris. They are then squirted into the bodies of those playing as well as passers by. Powder colour is more commonly known as gulal or abir. Apart from being used for playing, this colour is mainly used to apply on the feet and faces of dear ones to show them respect and love. Many packages of colours, like colour bombs and gulal, are available on our website which will make your family’s Holi more fun. The Colorful Gulal hamper is very apt for this occasion as a gift for your dear ones in India. It contains 6 different types of colour powder which will be instantly loved by whoever you send it to. You can also send this to your elders to show your respect towards them.   Pichkaris Pichkaris or colour sprays are very essential to the celebration of Holi. Water colours are mixed with water and then poured into these pichkaris to make them a kind of colour gun. They come in different shapes and sizes and are a must in any Holi celebration. Pichkaris are loved by children who enjoy spraying their friends and adults with colour and play Holi by running around armed with these colour sprays. Our website showcases attractive pichkaris which are in the forms of pressure guns and water guns. The Air Pressure pichkari looks like something any kid would love to have on this coming Holi. This pressure gun is green in colour with a steel metal tube in the centre. Colourful writings adorn the steel tube and the whole pichkari looks very appealing.   Gift Hampers Hampers make great gifts as they contain more than one attractive items. Thus a hamper contains goodies at least one of which will be liked by each and every one of your friends and family. They make ideal gifts on all occasions and Holi is no exception. The hampers available on our online gift store contain many wonderful items like colours, flowers, fruits, dry fruits, sweets, namkeen, pens, teddies and personal care items. The Sweet Delight With Gulal is perfect for this occasion as it contains everything that might be necessary for a Holi celebration. It contains colours and sweets. Pink and red powder colours, roasted kaju, kaju gujia and 15 Dairy Milk Eclairs are available with this pack. Make this Holi extra special by sending these gifts to India for your friends and family in India. There are many other gift items available on this online gifting portal that will be cherished deeply by your friends and family. You can also get gifts for other important occasions here like birthdays and anniversaries.  

  • Holi 2015

    When is Holi in 2015 : The Festival of Colors

    With the advent of New Year, the very first question that strikes our mind when we hold the calendars in our hand would definitely be when is Holi? In 2015, Holi will be celebrated on 6th March. This year the icing on the cake is that it happens to be a Friday, which means you will get a long weekend ahead. Holi Calendar 2015 6th March, 2015 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31         The air has a tinge of its own from the colored streets to the painted hair. Everywhere, there is a riot of colors. The inherent idea of Holi is to bid adieu to the gloom of winter and welcome spring with colors and liveliness which symbolises spring. The celebration of Holi starts when people come out of their houses and smear each other with colors. Holi gifts us with reunion, making people forget old grievances and gives them a chance to fill their hearts with warm greetings thereby bridging social gaps. Religious and Mythological Significance of Holi Holi is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. There are various legends associated with the festival. According to one legend, the festival commemorates the burning of Holika, the evil sister of the devil king Hiranyakashipu, the father of Vishnu-worshipper Prahlad. The tradition of burning ‘Holika’ or ‘Holika Dahan’ is derived from this legend which marks the first day of Holi. This amazing festival got its name as ‘the festival of colors’ from the legend of Lord Krishna. According to Hindu mythology, the Lord loved to play prank with Radha and the ‘gopis’ of his village by drenching them with colored waters. Though celebrated throughout the country, the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan have their own charm during the festival because of Krishna’s affiliation. There it is celebrated with more devotion. Another popular mythological saga is associated with Lord Shiva. In order to save the world, it was necessary to revoke Lord Shiva from meditation and for this, Kamadeva, the god of love tried to break the meditation by taking up the form of a nymph. Though Kamadeva was successful, but he had to face the wrath of Shiva and was burned to ashes by the fire ejected from the Lord’s third eye. This legend is a popular belief in South India and Holi is celebrated as the sacrifice of Kamadeva in these parts of the country. However, popular culture has crossed the mythological barriers and has expanded into a vast social celebration irrespective of caste and religion. Holi Gift Ideas To celebrate the festival with joy and love, people keep on thinking of exchanging gifts with dear ones. They think of giving unique gifts to their beloved ones. Nevertheless, holi gifts need not be tangible always though; taking your family out for dinner can also be appreciated enough. Find the ideal Holi gifts for your family, friends and relatives below. Colors Keeping in mind that holi is a festival of colors, there can be no appropriate gift but a beautiful pack of colors. This may include gulal, water colors, magic colors as well as balloons. Always go for organic  and herbal colors as they are safe on skin. Pichkaris For kids, you do not have to think even twice for any suitable gift this holi. They love to play holi with water guns or shall we say Pichkaris. Throw in colored hats or face masks along with pichkaris and they are all yours. Sweets In India, we cannot say a festival to be complete without sweets. So what better way to show your affection and love than to gift delicious sweets? You can as well try including an array of sweets in one single box and send as sweet hampers. You can also go for some dry fruits and sweets combo to send as gifts to India. Gift Hampers You can as well deviate a little bit from traditional colors, sweets and try something new and give it a special touch in the form of gift hampers. GiftstoIndia24x7.com has brought to you a wide collection of Holi gift hampers. You can order flowers, color and chocolate combo or a sweets and Namkeen combo or colors, kurta and mask combo that you feel would be most apt to the person you are about to send it to with a click of a mouse. Now that you know when is holi this year, all you start thinking about is colors splash, kids shouting all wet and smeared in color and definitely, heartwarming gifts. There can be no denying the fact that choosing gifts at times can be a confusing business. However, if you look a little closer, you just need to make sure whom are you going to gift it to and these holi gift ideas will make your ride a lot easier.

  • Gifts

    When is Holi in 2014?

    Holi, the festival of color is one of the most popular and colorful event in India. People  irrespective of caste, color, race, sex, or social status, smear colorful gulal on each other. They also throw colorful waters through pichkaris and balloons. People also exchange greetings by distributing Holi sweets, dry fruits, and by joining dance and music performances. Snacks and milk based cool drink are served to the friends and relatives visiting one’s house. Holi also is known as ‘Phagwah’ welcomes the spring season. There are also various mythological stories behind this festival of colors. The most popular being the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The legend goes as there once lived a demon king, Hiranyakshyap who considered himself to be the God and wanted everybody to worship him. Prahlad, the son of the demon king Hiranyakshyap was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. The king could not tolerate his son who was not ready to accept his father to be God and planned to kill him. He asked his sister, Holika  to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad on her lap. But, Prahlad was saved for his extreme devotion for the lord while Holika was burnt. Holi also is believed to be played amongst Radha and Krishna with other gopis in Brindavan. Hence people staying in the state of Uttar Pradesh play Holi with enthusiasm and fervor. When is Holi in 2014? Holi this year will be observed on 17th March. Popular Holi Gifts Since Holi is one of the most popular and colorful festival, it is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur by Indians. And to make this occasion even more gorgeous, people send gifts to their loved ones. You can visit your loved ones home with boxful of sweets and dryfruits and wish them good health and happiness. Your gifts will make the event more special. But if you are settled somewhere in abroad, you need to take the assistance of online gifting portals to send gifts to India to your loved ones.  Now with the changing time, internet and technology has made communication much easier. Similarly sending one wishes and greetings coupled with gifts online is also very much in trend. GiftstoIndia24x7.com, one of the most reliable gifting portals has been delivering gifts online since over a decade. Your Gift if sent through this portal will definitely be delivered on time and in perfect condition. Hence if you send gifts to india online from UK, USA or other countries, you can be rest assured that your gifts will surely be delivered on time.  In the Holi Gifts section, this online portal has arranged a myriad collection of items to send across to your loved ones as gifts to India. In the Holi Pichkari section, you will find a great range to make your pick from. All these pichkaris come in various shapes, color and sizes. You little ones will definitely be delighted to receive these pichkaris as gifts on this special occasion of Holi. You can also avail hampers and send Holi Gifts. In this Gift Hampers section, you will find a great collection of hampers to choose from. Hence whatever may be his/her taste and preference, you are sure to find something for everyone. Since Holi is an auspicious occasion, sending one with a boxful of delicious sweets and dry fruits will add charm to the event. Complimentary gulaal power will come with your gifts. And if you are sending gifts for men in India, you can go away with hampers comprising of pen set, men’s care products and so on. Send gifts and make the occasion of Holi even more colorful. Your gifts will make your loved ones treasure those precious memories for a long time to come.  

  • Gifts

    When is Holi in 2013?

    Holi 2012, 27th March, 2013 Holi calender 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31             In India, festivals are celebrated throughout the year with great fun and enthusiasm but nothing comes in comparision to the celebration of Holi. Celebrated in the Hindu Lunar month, Phalguna (February/March), on this day, children and adults take to the streets, throwing colourful gulal (colored powder) over each other. As colored waters are shot from pichkaris and thrown from buckets or balloons, it creates a fun filled atmosphere. Besides fun and frolic, this joyous festival also commemorates the triumph of good over evil. There are several legends associated with this celebration, the most popular being the story of Holika and Prahlad. When is Holi in 2013? It is on 27th March   Popular Gifts for Holi Holi is one of the most popular festivals of India and is celebrated by all, irrespective of caste and creed, with great fun and gaiety. Since this festival marks the ending of the Winter season and the beginning of Spring, it is also referred to as the 'Spring Festival'. As gifts are a wonderful way to express one's best wishes, people offer their loved ones with wonderful Holi gifts on this joyous celebration. Today, even if you are miles away from your dear ones in India, you can always make your dear ones' day memorable by sending them gifts through GiftstoIndia24x7.com. This e-gifting site has grabbed the attention of individuals all over the world for its excellent customer care and delivery services. For the festival of Holi, this online gifting portal showcases a splendid range of items which you can send as gifts to India. Delicious sweets and chocolates, crunchy dry fruits, personalised gifts, Puja items, gift hamper, pichkaris are some popular items which you can send as gifts to your dear ones from the 'Holi Gifts' section of this portal. If you are confused in choosing an ideal gift for your dear one then below are some of the popular gifts for Holi: Sweets : Sweets are the essence of any Indian festival. With this in mind, GiftstoIndia24x7.com brings you a delicious variety of sweets which will definitely be appreciated by your dear ones. You can take your pick from kaju suraj, kaju barfi, motichoor ladoo, kesaria peda, mew rolls, rosogollas, kaju anjeer and many more. As all the sweets offered here are from well known confectioneries such as Haldiram, K. C. Das, etc, you can rest assured about its taste and quality. Furthermore, you can also check out the 'Sweets Hamper' section which is filled with a mouthwatering selection of sweets couples with a variety of dry fruits and chocolates. Depending on your dear ones' preferences, you can choose to send any of these as gifts. Dry Fruits : Dry fruits are also very popular gifts on any festival including Holi. If you browse through the 'Dry Fruits' section, you will come across a wide collection of these edibles such as raisins, cashews, pistas, dates, etc, presented in attractive containers and trays. Since all the handmade trays and thalis are wrapped in colorful wrapping papers, it gives a festive look. Furthermore, some of these are also coupled with chocolates, soft toys and sweets. Pichkaris and Holi Gift Hampers: It goes without saying that the celebration of the festival of Holi is incomplete without pichkaris. Hence, GiftstoIndia24x7.com displays a playful selection of such items which your dear ones will be thrilled to receive these as gifts. Along with this, a gift hamper will be a perfect addition. As all gifts hamper consists of several items combined together, browse through the 'Holi Gift Hampers' section and take your pick. Moreover, all these hampers come with colorful gulas which further adds to its charm. Thus, with the assistance of GiftstoIndia24x7.com, bring a smile on your loved ones' faces in India by sending them fabulous gifts on this joyous festival of Holi.