Ways To Celebrate A Happy And Eco-friendly Holi
Holi is the very essence of India. This vibrant and colourful festival resonates with the spirit and culture of this country, just like in Coldplay's latest music video, Hymn For The Weekend. But do you know how much damage we cause to our nature and surroundings while celebrating Holi? Wouldn't it be great if we could celebrate this happy occasion in a better way? Here's how you can enjoy an eco-friendly Holi with your loved ones.
Let's pledge to play with 100% organic colours this year. If you cannot buy organic colours then you can turn to alternatives like mixing turmeric powder (haldi) with gram flour (besan). This can be a great substitute to the usual colours and it will benefit your skin too. You can also mix henna with some water, turn it into a paste and play with it. This year, go for more natural colouring options rather than buying toxic colours.
Rather than wasting tons of liters of water for rain dances and water balloon fights, you can opt to play a dry Holi. Water is precious and we all know how much our country suffers due to draught every year. If we all make an effort to save water by not playing wet Holi, we can truly contribute towards water conservation, which is the need of the hour!
Spare The Animals
It is good to immerse yourself in the fun and frolic of the occasion; however, make sure you do not hurt any animals in the process. Many people throw colours at stray dogs and find it amusing to drown them in gallons full of water. Please spare the innocent animals! Be kind to one another; after all, isn't that the true spirit of any festivity? And in case you are playing with colours that have chemicals in them, refrain from applying it to animals as it affects their health. Celebrate an animal-friendly Holi this year.
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Keep It Subtle
We agree that it can be difficult to contain your excitement during such a festive time, but it is also important that we do not damage our surroundings in the process. Make this occasion more about sharing some quality time with your family or to catch-up with close friends. Eat good food, share stories and wish each other with tilaks or specks of organic colour. Doesn't that sound like a plan?
Play With Community
Playing Holi with close relatives and friends can turn out to be a great bonding activity and also makes cleaning up the area easier. You can all come together to clear all the mess that remains once all the fun is over. A nice family get-together on the occasion of Holi sounds like a great plan. Choose a playground or backyard where all of you can come together and celebrate this joyous festival.
Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to celebrate this colourful event by keeping the environment safe and healthy? Try these ideas to celebrate a fabulous, fun-filled and eco-friendly Holi this year.