Ultimate Ways to an Ideal 2014 Holi Festival in Delhi

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Are you visiting Delhi to celebrate Holi in March? 
Are you curious to know, what to expect and what not to miss to make your Holi-Celebrations one to remember ?  

I am excited  to take you to a colorful (visual) journey. You will learn :
  • When is Holi Celebrated, 
  • How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi. 
  •  and yes How can I forget precautions or safety you should take during Holi
 – in other words Make your Holi in Delhi a special one!
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Boys playing with Colors- Gulal
HOLI as we all know is Festival of colours and its played in different parts of India in different ways. Delhi has its own fashion to celebrate it.

Did you know: Holi-festival has lately, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, fun and colours. (Click to tweet)
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Holi celebrated in US
When is HOLI Celebrated? 
In case you don't know in 2014 Holi will be Celebrated on  17 March - Click to confirm date Its a National Holiday in India.  (Click to tweet) .

In case you are visiting this page after 2014 and want to know - when is Holi . Simply CLICK this magical crystal ball below!
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How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi?
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
holika dahan - bonfire
A day before Holi 
Holi festivities commence  with a Holika-Dahan(bonfire) on the night before Holi where people round up, sing and dance. Holika was a Demoness . Know more here. Holi is marked as the Win of Good over Evil. You will find Deilhi-tes in the evening coming out of their homes to celebrate this with their neighborhood. After the function, people go back home excited with the anticipation of the next day - the festival HOLI

On Day of Holi

Holi in Delhi is nothing short of "Madness, Carnival, Circus, Festival, Naughtiness" all bundled together! 
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Color Madness

Festivities starts in the morning. It is free for all amusement of colours, where every body plays, run behind each other and colours each other with dry powder ( Gulal) and coloured water.
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Playing with Gulal - Color
You will find mostly children carrying water guns and water-filled balloons waiting at their Home's Gates for their water fight.

Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Children ready with Water Guns and Balloons

The merriment, pranks and fights with colours happens in the open streets, open parks, terrace of building in Delhi.
Playing with Water on Holi

In Love, War & Holi everything is Fair! It does not matter if you are Well-off or poor, man or woman, children or elders, friend or stranger. So expect many water balloons launched on you ..you got to be watchful and dodge them if you can! 
Water Attack from Terrrace
In Delhi the sights are common where Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from one place to another, singing and dancing. 
Groups playing in Streets
People visit families and friends and even foe (if you have one, do you?), they first play with colours on each other, giggle, laugh and scream in frenzy(specially youngsters) and people Hug and smear each other with Gulal and do chit-chat. 
Enjoying Holi Get Together
The Festival in Delhi is incomplete without Hindi Film Songs. And this one plays in all Get-Together!

This ends with sharing special Holi delicacies, and Kids love them the most. Starting with :
1. Gujiya : 
It's a sweet dumpling made with suji or Maida and stuffed with khoya, grated and roasted dry fruits, khoya. Tastes Awesome ! "No one can eat just one", that's How I describe it !


Learn How to make Gujiya (8 mins) Video

2. Dahi Bhalla:
A popular Snack food-and also a Delhi Street Food

Dahi Bhalla

 Learn to prepare Dahi- Bhalla at Home in this quick 4 min Video
3. Chaat- Papri:
Another popular Delhi Street Food   is must food in all the Delhi get-together on Holi
Chaat Papri
Learn to prepare this at Home (5 mins) Video
3. Bhaang-Lassi:
Sweet Savoury Drink with leaves and flowers (buds) of the female cannabis plant. 

Bhaang Lassi
 4. Bhaang- Pakora
How could Holi be complete without pakoras of bhaang 
Bhanag Pakora
Preacautions on day of Holi 
Holi is a festival of colours and merriment. Take the following precautions. Holi is meant to be a rough festival and following some do's and don't will help you bear the harshness of the festival.

•    Wear Sunglasses -  keeping your eyes safe from the harmful chemicals of the colours.  (Click to Tweet)
•    Wear old and rugged clothes- that you can easily discard after playing Holi (Click to Tweet)
•   Keep eyes and lips tightly closed - It is almost impossible to save you face from attack of colours, so while you are attacked, keep eyes and lips tightly closed. (Click to Tweet)
•   Apply Coconut or any oil -  If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any oil on your body and hair till they glisten and you become slippery. This will help you to wash off colours easily later on. (Click to Tweet)
•   Avoid traveling If you are traveling, keep the car windows tightly shut. Better still; avoid traveling on this day. (Click to Tweet)
 photo smallbanner.jpg•   Public Transport Please remember Delhi Metro and DTC bus starts operating in the afternoon only. (Click to Tweet) 
•   Women avoid going out alone - Play Holi only with a group of close friends and relatives as against strangers. (Click to Tweet)

Travelers views on Holi, Read: A Word of Caution for Holi Festival

 Read, Know the Truth before Buying:  Herbal Gulal in Delhi

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