On one hand, where Holi is synonymous to fun, joy and colours, there on the other hand, it also causes a lot of problems for some people. These days, Holi gets a little bit rough as the festival is loosing on its real essence. The festival knows no boundaries and sometime people tend to push the limits and that is when it gets dirty.
Holi is regarded as the festival of joy and happiness, but one should always be conscious while playing with colours as unwanted incidents can ruin the spirit of that day. Also, one should always take small precautions so that no one gets hurt in the process. Below are some of the DOs and DON’Ts that will help you enjoying this festival to its fullest.
Do’s on Holi
- Dental caps are a good idea to protect you teeth from staining from chemical colours.
- Sunglasses go a long way in keeping your eyes safe from the harmful colours.
- Wear old and ragged clothes that you can discard easily, as your clothes may never look wearable again with all those colour stains.
- Bright and dark collared clothes should be preferred on this day.
- Wear full-sleeved t-shirt or shirts that’ll protect your arms and even socks can be a good idea and use eco-friendly colors.
- Always put some amount of oil on your scalp and hair, and lotion on the body to prevent your skin from the side effects of the harmful colours. Also, apply a thick coating of nail paint to keep them away from stains.
- One should play a safe Holi and keep their eyes and mouth closed when some one attacks them with the colours.
- If you are traveling, keep the car windows tightly shut. And if possible, avoid traveling on Dhuleti.
- Use a hat, cap or anything like that to protect your hair from being coloured with hard-to rinse dyes.
- Put on your worst gears so that you won t have to take on the hassles of an immediate washing.
- Do not bump into the frenzied groups or mob down in streets.
- Use lukewarm water to wash off the colour from your body.
Don ts on Holi
- Discourage your children to play Holi with eggs, mud or balloons.
- Avoid use of abeer (a form of gulaal) as it has flakes of mica.
- If you do not want your children and family to participate in the revelry, have a nice and quiet holiday at home.
- One should not forcefully play Holi with others and should not throw colours on someone who resists and take care of children in the group.
- If you fancy a glass of Bhang (grass of the opium plant mashed and mixed with milk or sweets), go ahead but there should be a limit to it.
- Avoid loud and rowdy Holi parties, which might spoil the party mood.
- Play Holi only with a group of close friends and relatives and not with unknown people.
- Use only powdered colour and water.
- Keep a big bucket of water handy for your children, so that they do not resort to unclean sources.
- Roll your windows up while driving your car.
- Stay at one venue throughout Holi morning to avoid any unwanted scene or happening.
- Always take some time off to know the cultural significance of Holi. It is a festival of colour, a harbinger of the spring season, and not a dirty game.
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