When people think about Holi, they think of a festival of colours that puts a smile on everyone’s face. There are a variety of reasons why this treasured celebration has become so popular around the world. Most festivals offer unique opportunities to learn some thig s about life and we can teach our children about it too, which is excellent.
So, here is the list of those life lessons which the festival of colour teach us:
Having faith is important
Every year, we read the story of Prahlad and Holika. We have to ensure that the children know about Indian culture and learn about it. Although the narrative is mythical, when told in today's environment, children learn about how evil influences can affect us and how we must have faith in our own principles to get us through.
The purpose of Holi is to demonstrate that once the colour has been applied, everyone is the same. Everyone's skin tone becomes the same, and we are all treated equally in every way. And the same should be applied in our daily life also, we have to treat everyone equally and teach our children about acceptance and live.
Awareness about environment
People used to become pretty nasty during the time of holi, flinging mud and eggs or worse, but now, thanks to repeated dos and don'ts discussions, everyone who celebrates does so in an environmentally friendly manner.
This is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance of using organic colours and celebrate eco-friendly holi.
Take care of animals
Many people harm animals by painting them or throwing them in water to celebrate Holi. How crucial it is to avoid doing the same and to always, always consider the impact of your celebrations on animals. Take care of the animals around you and during every festival.
“NO MEANS NO”
Many individuals, particularly in India, prefer to stay home because everyone knows that if you walk outside, you would come back with colour on your face or wet clothes! You should not put colour on someone who doesn’t want to play holi. We should respect everyone’s decision and always play holi with someone after his/her approval. This holds true in a variety of other situations where someone would not want to engage in something they enjoy. In today's world, this is a critical lesson.
Not all strangers are scary
Not all strangers are bad! The best aspect about Holi is that everyone participates in it with equal zeal. Even if you arrive at a location where it is celebrated knowing no one, you are received as a friend and coloured as if everyone already knew who you are. With so much goodwill in the air, your faith in humanity is renewed. But still, stay aware and play safe.
Getting messy is a lot of fun
Holi tells kids that getting dirty is okay. This is the only festival where the amount of fun you have is proportional to how dirty you are.
After all, life is messy, and it's crucial to know when to enjoy it and when to clean it up!
Self-care is essential
Playing Holi needs a significant amount of preparation. When someone is applying colour to you, wear sunglasses and close your eyes. Adding oil to your hair or providing your skin protection from the colours, wear old full-sleeved and full-length clothing.