Holi or Basanto ustav is a Hindu spring festival especially celebrated in India. It is also popularly known as the “festival of colors”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, end of winter and the arrival of spring. Holi festival is the day to meet others, play with different colors, laugh, come together with friends and family which helps to repair broken relationships. Holi is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for good harvest.
Holi 2017 Safety Tips
Here are a few tips and suggestion to make your Holi safe and joyful.
What colours to use:
The best option would be to play with natural homemade colors. Natural colors are usually made out of flowers, leaves and other natural products which are not harmful to your skin and hair. The use of skin friendly natural products will make your skin and hair feel pampered without any harm.
If natural colours are not possible, then ensure a better quality of colours. Buy colours from reputed shops to avoid any kind of harmful chemicals used by you during the festival of colours.
Use more of red, pink, green, yellow colours which looks good and they are easily available by the use of flowers, leaves etc these colours can easily be taken off as well. Purple, blue, orange etc have more harmful chemicals in them and should be avoided.
Do not use permanent dyes on anyone it is really harmful. If you encounter yourself or anyone you know in such situation kindly do not rub the face with soap immediately in order to get rid off it, especially when it is wet. Use good quality cleanser in such cases. It’s better than using soap, which can dry up your skin.
Use good nourishing cream on your face before and after the play. Oil your hair well, so that colour doesn’t stick to your hair and can be washed off easily. Chemicals in your abir or gulaal can make your hair dry and rough to avoid such situation oiling your hair is the best remedy during Holi 2017. You can also protect your hair with hats or caps or colourful false hair available in the market.
Eyes are the most sensitive part of our body please ensure that your eyes remain protected from the harmful chemicals in the colours and also from colour filled water balloons or pichkaries. By using sunglasses, you can protect your eyes and also add glam to your beauty. Wearing contact lenses during Holi is a big NO. Keep handy painkillers, anti-allergic tablets for safety.
How to dress up during the Holi festival?
Put on simple clothes so that you won’t have to take on the hassles of an immediate washing. Denim shorts or full pants with a colorful flower print tops will add glamor. The Holi festival can be a good opportunity for you to put on your bright Indian wear. Bright shades of blue, green, purple are highly recommended. Most preferably avoid the colour white or light colours so that you can avoid certain kinds of mishaps.
Food and drinks:
Hydrate yourself, keep drinking a lot of water or juice. Holi craziness can make you sick and dehydrated. Eat well before you drink bhang, so that you don’t repent later. Know what you are eating and drinking keeps a check on your food and drinks. During the Holi festival spiking drinks and food is a very common problem faced by the youth.
Travelling safety measures that you should remember:
Do not drive if you are high on alcohol or bhang. Don’t get carried away. The premises of your home or in your locality ensure that you are safe from hooligans. Even friends can be a little rough on that day. If you face such rowdy people, make sure to keep a safe distance from them. Keep the car windows shut while travelling . Avoid bumping into any group of mobs if you take the street. While you are walking down the road make sure someone you know accompanies you.
Holi is one of the best festivals that is celebrated along with friends and family. Keeping the safety tips in mind may the festival of colour add endless colourful memories this year in your life.