Holi is an ancient festival of Nepal Or India and was originally known as‘Holika’. The festivals finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini’s Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in the Eastern part of India & Nepal.
Here are a few tips and suggestion to make your holi safe and joyous.
Play safe. Don’t get to boisterous and do not let others to be rude on you.
- The best option would be to play with natural home made colours. Your skin and hair will feel tampered with the use of skin friendly natural products.
- If natural colours are not possible, then ensure a better quality of colours. Buy colours from a reputed shop or vendor.
- Use more of red or pink colours which looks good and can easily taken off. Gaudy purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful chemicals in them and should be avoided.
- Make sure that your face is well creamed before and after the play.
- Apply thick coating of paint on your nails– both in fingers and toes so that they remain protected.
- Oil your hair well, so that colour doesn’t stick on your hair and can be washed off easily later.
- Cover your hair. Make use of hat or caps to protect your hair from being coloured with hard-to-rinse dyes.
- Make sure that powder or any other product does not get inside your eyes. Eyes are extremely vulnerable on Holi because of their strategic place in body and also because of the use of harmful chemicals in colors these days.
- Please ensure that your eyes remain protected at all times. Use a sunglass to protect your eyes from a misfire of colour filled darts or water jets.
- Use dental caps to save your teeth from any unwanted stains.
- Try to save yourself off from all possible attacks on the face. In case your such attempts fail, keep your eyes and lips tightly shut if you are attacked on your face.