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Holi or Vasant 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, the end of winter, and the arrival of spring. Holi festival is the day to meet others, play with different colors, laugh, and come together with friends and family which helps to repair broken relationships. Holi is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
Tips For Having A Safe Holi
Here are a few tips and suggestions to make your Holi safe and joyful.
What colors 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 colors are not possible, then ensure a better quality of colors. Buy colors from reputed shops to avoid any kind of harmful chemicals used by you during the festival of colors. Not all Holi colors are good, so be choosy.
Use more red, pink, green, and yellow colors which look good and they are readily available by the use of flowers, leaves, etc these colors 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 a situation kindly do not rub the face with soap immediately in order to get rid of 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 color 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 a situation oiling your hair is the best remedy during Holi 2017. You can also protect your hair with hats or caps or colorful false hair available in the market.
The eyes are the most sensitive part of our body please ensure that your eyes remain protected from the harmful chemicals in the colors and also from color-filled water balloons or pichkaris. 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 and 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 immediate washing. Denim shorts or full pants with 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, and purple are highly recommended. Most preferably avoid the color white or light colors so you can avoid certain mishaps.
Food and drinks
Hydrate yourself, and 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. Knowing 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.
Traveling 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 traveling. 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 color add endless colorful memories this year in your life.