Holi is a festival that brings people together in a celebration of colours, joy and happiness. This treasured celebration has become popular around the world, and it offers unique opportunities to learn some valuable lessons about life that we can teach our children. Here are some of the life lessons that the festival of colour teaches us:
Having faith is important
Every year, we read the story of Prahlad and Holika, which teaches us about the importance of having faith in our own principles to get us through difficult times. Although the narrative is mythical, it still resonates with us today and reminds us how evil influences can affect us.
The purpose of Holi is to demonstrate that once the colour has been applied, everyone is the same. Regardless of our skin tone, we are all treated equally, and this is a valuable lesson that we should apply in our daily lives too. We need to teach our children about acceptance and treatment.
Use eco-friendly colours
In the past, people used to celebrate Holi by flinging mud and eggs, which had a negative impact on the environment. But now, thanks to awareness campaigns, people use organic colours that are safe for the environment.
Take care of animals
Many people harm animals by painting them or throwing them in water during Holi celebrations. It is important to avoid doing this and to always consider the impact of our celebrations on animals.
Respect others' boundaries
It is crucial to respect others' decisions and always play Holi with someone after their approval. This is a critical lesson that holds true in a variety of other situations where someone would not want to engage in something they don't enjoy.
Not all strangers are scary
Holi is a festival where everyone participates with equal zeal, and even if you don't know anyone, you are received as a friend. But it is still essential to stay aware and play safe.
Getting messy is okay
Holi teaches kids that getting dirty is okay, and it's important to know when to enjoy it and when to clean it up.
Self-care is important
Playing Holi requires preparation. It is essential to wear sunglasses, close your eyes when someone is applying colour, and wear old full-sleeved, and full-length clothing to protect your skin.