Holi festival brings color and light in life

Holi, a Hindu religious festival of colours, will be celebrated across the country with due religious fervour and much enthusiasm.

The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

Holi is a festival that welcomes the spring; it celebrates the life and energy of the new season. The weather is balmy and there is fragrance all around. The vibrant festival adds colour to life. Holi, preceded by the harvest season, gives farmers and their families reason for merriment. The festival of colours is a time of literary and theatrical activity.

Besides, the festival will be celebrated at different temples across the country, including capital Dhaka. Marking the festival, the surroundings of Dhakeswari Temple and Dhaka University campus usually wear a festive look as hundreds of youths irrespective of religions, castes and creeds celebrate the festival with different colors.

At Dhakeswari temple and Jagannath Hall, students will celebrate the festival colouring the fellow devotees and taking their photographs and selfies.

Mridha Shihab Mahmud

Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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