Holi is meant to be a rough festival with tradition of applying colors to the guests, family and friends with or without their consent. Any kind of rudeness or misbehavior is totally forgiven on this day but these kinds of fun related things must be participated under a certain limits. Fun, food and colors is all that should spread on this holy day of Holi.
Holi is regarded as the festival of joy and colors, but one should always be on alert while playing Holi because, if accident happens, it can ruin the spirit of that day. Also, one should always remember to use these small precautions so that no one that you know or love gets hurt unknowingly. Below are some of the ‘Dos and Don'ts’ that are necessary to enjoy Holi to its fullest.
“DO’s” During Holi Celebrations
Dental caps are a good idea to protect you teeth from staining.
Sunglasses go a long way in keeping your eyes safe from the harmful chemicals of the colors.
Wear old and ragged clothes that you can be at easilydiscard while playing Holi, as your clothes may never look wearable again with all those color stains.
Brightly collared and dark collared clothes are preferable for the mood of the day.
Wear full-sleeved t-shirt or shirts that cover your arms fully. Socks will be a good idea too.
Always put some amount of oil on your head and body. Apply thick coating of paint on your nails- both in fingers and toes so that they remain protected.
Granted that it is almost impossible to save you face from attack of colors, so while being attacked, keep eyes and lips tightly closed or one can apply good amount of oily body lotion or oil to the body so that it does not become dry after taking bath this procedure will help you to wash off colors easily later on.
If you are traveling, keep the car windows tightly shut. Better still; avoid traveling on Dhuledi, the day of playing colors.
Use a hat, cap or anything like that to protect your hair from being collared with hard-to Rinse dyes.
Put on your worst gears so that you won't have to take on the hassles of an immediate Washing.
Do not bump into the frenzied group of mob if you take to streets. Better you cross the Road to the sidewalk across. Or, simply stay at a safe distance.
While washing off the color, use lukewarm water and keep your eyes and lips tightly Closed.
“Don’ts” During Holi Celebrations
Discourage your children to play Holi with eggs, mud or gutter water. Never turn a blind eye to such unclean ways of celebration.
Avoid use of abir as it has flakes of mica.
If you do not want your children and family to participate in the revelry, have a nice and quiet holiday at home. Your children should be confident enough to take the decision of not participating in the Holi celebrations. Teach them not to fall prey to pressure.
Teach your children to respect other’s independence during Holi. For instance, you should stop your children from forcing Holi celebrations on a hesitant neighbor.
If you fancy a glass of bhang (grass of the opium plant mashed and mixed with milk or sweets), go ahead. But let your family not get carried away. Your children should not get addicted to this intoxicating drink. Holi revelry should be contained within decent limits.
Avoid loud and rowdy Holi parties, which might spoil the family environment. Children get accustomed to such parties at a very early age and tend to repeat the same type of celebrations later in life.
Don’t walk alone on the streets on the Holi day. You’ll be a sure target for miscreants. . Play Holi only with a group of close friends and relatives as against strangers.
Use only powdered color and water.
Keep a big bucket of water handy for your children, so that they do not resort to gutter water and other unclean sources.
Roll your windows up while driving your car.
Be available at one venue throughout Holi, especially if you want to avoid rowdy Holi revelers.
Always take some moments off to know the cultural significance of Holi. It is a festival of color, a harbinger of the spring season, and not a dirty game.