Holii comes in the spring season. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is celebrated to rejoice the burning of Holika, the evil aunt of prince Prahlad.
Many sweets and other tasty dishes are prepared for the occasion. People start coming out of their homes by morning itself. They carry bags of colors in their hand and apply the dry powder on the faces of everyone they meet. By mid-morning, all the faces are so brightly colored that it is difficult to recognize even close friends.
Children carry water filled balloons and water pistols. Nowadays some young boys play with paints which I don’t like. I love to play with my friends in the water tank that my father built in the backyard. We fill it with water and mix many colors in it. Then we try to push each other into the water. It is great fun.
During Holi, people forgive even their old enemies and make friends. Everyone enjoys this festival, whether young or old. But we must be careful to play with good quality colors only, and not hurt anyone. That way everyone will have a good time in this festival.