The HR department made special arrangements to celebrate Holi 2019 with an intense sense of festivity. The celebration mood was boosted by the dress code for the day that let employees come in colourful and festive attire.
As some employees smeared their colleagues with chunks of coloured powder (Gulal), others were busy taking photographs of the fun-filled moments. At the end of celebrations, employees greeted each other “Happy Holi” and left with profound feelings of festivity.
Traditions & Rituals Related to Holi
The rituals of Holi are religiously followed by many people across India. The origin of these traditions goes back to ancient times. Hindus start preparations of the joyful festival days before by gathering wood for Holika Dahan -- a bonfire with a large pile of wood. Holika Dahan, performed on the first day of Holi, symbolises the victory of good over evil.
The second day is Ragwali Holi, or Dhuleti, which is the main day of Holi celebrations. On this day, the actual play of colours takes place. The carnival of colours is immensely popular in the northern part of India. The traditions of Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan are well known for grandiosity and the level of participation. In the southern part of the country, the traditions are a bit different. Devotees in the region worship Kaamdev, the god of human love or desire in Hindu scripture. In all, Holi is celebrated across the entire country in a remarkably spirited manner.