Volunteer in India while Festival of Colors - Holi 2020
Most exciting festival of colors and love, Holi 2020 is coming ahead. Are you ready to enjoy Holi and volunteer work in India?
Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated all across the nation with great pomp. It’s also known as the "Festival of Colors and Love" The festival implies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet people, play and fun, forget and forgive, and patch-up broken relationships It is also famed as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. People from all over the world travel to India to be a part of this colourful and enthusiastic festival.
The Legend Behind Holi
The legend of Holi festival begins with the demon king Hiranyakashyap who wanted to kill his own son. Hiranyakashyap was an enemy of Lord Vishnu and came to know about the devotion that his son Prahlad has for Lord Vishnu. This made him angry and he tried many a time to kill Prahlad which eventually resulted in failure every time. Lastly, the king approached his sister Holika to help to kill Prahlad. Holika had a boon from Lord Brahma that she would never be harmed by fire. Hence she took Prahlad in her lap and set fire to herself. However, Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad and Holika was killed by the fire for misusing the boon. The legend has slowly turned into a festival to mark the triumph of good over evil.
Holi Festival in Jaipur
Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink city. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur has a different way of celebrating every festival. Rajasthan is also known as 'Rangilo Rajasthan" due to its colourfulness and enthusiasm in celebrating every festival. Volunteer in Jaipur on this occasion, witness the city adorned in rich colours and decorative items. People make different sweets such as Halwa, Gujiya, Gulab Jamun and many other tasty dishes. Both the young and old people are filled with excitement and enthusiasm when the buy watercolours, Gulaal or dry colors and Pichkaris for their Holi celebrations.
Holi is a two-day celebration, the first day being Holika Dahan people start a bonfire as a symbol of burning Holika and removing evil from the earth. On the second day, peopfle play with colors along with their friends and family and is known as Dhulandi. There is most popular Holi event in Jaipur known as Elephant Festival.
The Elephant Festival
The Elephant Festival is a famous festival which is held every year during the Holi festival in the city of Jaipur. In this festival, elephants were dressed properly and clothed in rugs and beautifully decorated. Paintings were made on their body and their tusks were also decorated with jewels. There is a procession of elephants that go through the roads in Jaipur and a band plays songs and drums to signify the procession and festive mood. Thousands of people form a crowd to see the proceedings and cheer throughout the celebrations.
Volunteer in Jaipur During Holi
Volunteer and celebrate the festival of Holi at its best, as team Sankalp is organizing a full-fledged Holi celebration for you. Volunteer in Jaipur and be a part of one of the most exhilarating Holi celebration in Jaipur this year. Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a booming celebration with music, dance, food, exotic drinks and of course vibrant colors of the festival, to celebrate Holi in Volunteer House, Jaipur.
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It is highly recommended to join the program at least a week before Holi festival. The volunteer programs in Jaipur are often packed during festive seasons. Hence, it is advisable to apply earlier so that availability is there during Holi celebration in Jaipur.
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