Youths participating in Holi celebrations (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Fagu Poornima or Holi, the festival of colors, is being observed with much fanfare in the districts of Tarai region today. The festival, also called spring festival, marks the arrival of spring and the harvest season.
Holika Dahan, the death of Holika, the symbol of triumph of good over evil, is marked by lighting a bonfire, and performing a special Puja to burn evil spirits. People in the Tarai districts are enjoying the festival of colours in groups by smearing one another with different colours including Abir or red vermilion powder.
This festival is also regarded as a bridge to promote social harmony.
Among various cultural festivals celebrated in Nepal, the Fagu Poornima carries its own specialty and significance. People from old to young age enjoy the festival with enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, the sale and prices of fruits and other daily essentials have increased in the Tarai districts during this festival.
Likewise, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Morang said police personnel have been deployed to avert any unwanted activities in Holi festival. (RSS)