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HOLI marks the start of spring in my culture

Weekly Topic: What marks the start of spring in your culture?

Mar 28, 2024

In my culture,  the arrival of spring is marked by the vibrant and joyous festival of HOLI.  While there are several reasons why Holi is celebrated according to Hindu mythology, celebration of the arrival of spring is one of them. 


In this festival people gather to play with colors, drench each other in water, and indulge in festive delicacies. Friends and family come together to smear each other with brightly colored powders and dance to the rhythm of traditional music.   It's a festival where people let go of inhibitions, embrace each other with warmth, and create unforgettable memories. Holi is not just about celebrating the change in seasons; it's a celebration of life, love, and togetherness.

If you want to know how this festival is celebarted, you can check this bollywood song. 



In addition to the colorful celebration, there's a lesser-known aspect of Holi that adds an extra dash of excitement to it: the consumption of bhang. Bhang, a traditional cold drink made from cannabis leaves and other ingredients, has been a part of Holi traditions for centuries.  Despite its psychoactive properties, bhang is consumed in moderation and is believed to heighten the festive spirit, promoting feelings of euphoria and relaxation.  While people enjoy getting high on bhang during holi, I believe  it's essential to consume it responsibly and be mindful of its effects. 

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