Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Event Announcement --- Holi Hai!!!

Last Year Festive Food celebrated all major festivals with a bang. This year was invited by celebrating Makar Sankranti. Let's welcome Spring with colourful event of Holi

Rang Barse Bheege Chunarwalli Rang Barse................Holi Hai!!!

Holi, one of the most important Hindu festivals, is a lively fiesta that is associated with India. It’s amongst the important festival of Hindus. Holi celebrates the spirit of life which is happiness and merriment. This festival is about letting go whatever has happened and enjoy life together with friends and family.

Holi is a festival that is usually celebrated right after winters. It is celebrated in the month of March-April. The dates vary every year due to the fact that the Hindu calendar is based on solar cycles. This is a colourful festival celebrated with much joy and fervour all over India. The most famous Holi is played in Vrindavan-Mathura regions of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Holi is the festival of freedom from social norms. Colours and 'Gulal' are showered on the people dressed up in white clothes and the whole community seems to merge into one big fraternity under the guise of colours, without any distinction of caste, creed, colour or sex. Children with 'pichkaris' (big syringes to squirt coloured water) and faces smeared with colour look adorable. People exchange good wishes, sweets and gifts. Holi parties are organized in the grounds where people dance to the rhythmic beats of the drums and sing Holi songs. Light snacks and milk-based cool drink known as 'Thandai' are often served in these parties that may be intoxicated with 'bhaang'. Also known as 'Phagwah', Holi is celebrated with colours to welcome the Spring season.

In spite of being such a colourful festival, there are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant for our lives. Though they might not be so apparent but a closer look and a little thought will reveal the significance of Holi in more ways than meets the eyes. Ranging from socio-cultural, religious to biological there is every reason why we must heartily enjoy the festival and cherish the reasons for its celebrations.

Guidelines for Celebrating Holi Hai Event

Prepare any dish traditionally prepared at your place to celebrate the festive spirit of Holi be it sweets, savoury snacks, curry, parathas etc . One can even participate by posting festive pictures, and description of Holi festival.

The last date of sending entries for Holi Hai is 23rd March 2009.

Bloggers need to add a link back to this event announcement. I would be glad if you can include the Vibrant and Colourful Holi logo. There are no restrictions on the number of entries.

Send in your entries at Indian.festivefood@gmail.com with the subject line
''Holi Hai'' along with the below mentioned information:

  • Name:
  • Dish Name:
  • Blog’s Name:
  • Blog URL:
  • Post URL:
  • Picture of the Dish:
Note ~ Entries without an email will not be included in the round up.

Non Bloggers need not get upset, email your recipe along with the picture. We will post it on your behalf and include it in the round up.

Old posts are accepted, provided they are republished by linking back this event announcement along with the logo.

So friends participate with full vigour and zest in this splash of joy and colourful festival of Holi!

Bura Na Mano Holi Hai!!


notyet100 3 March 2009 at 10:18  

colourful,..event,..will sure send u somethin,..

Indian Khana 3 March 2009 at 10:36  

Cool dear...logo is wonderful....lets celebrate Holi ;)

Unknown 3 March 2009 at 11:25  

Holi Aayi Re. Will try to send something.

lubnakarim06 3 March 2009 at 12:10  

Holi Holi......Wow ....

Jaishree Iyer 3 March 2009 at 13:31  

Nice event Purva...will sure send something.. Happy Hosting:)

Anonymous,  3 March 2009 at 13:32  

Real nice event Purva.. Really miss all the dhamaka of holi here..

lemme see if i cna do something.. kinda busy this month.. or else i will just come & enjoy:-)

Asha 3 March 2009 at 13:41  

Good one. We don't really celebrate Holi here but I do have some Parathas to post, will send them to you! :))

Priya Suresh 3 March 2009 at 14:03  

Colourful event, will surely send something..

Vikis Kitchen 3 March 2009 at 14:14  

Holi is always a lovely festival. But can't see a lot of colors/ celebrations here. Very nice event. Will send u some sweets:)
Eagerly waiting to see the authentic recipes in the roundup.
Happy holi dear.

Chandani 3 March 2009 at 14:29  

this looks like a fun event, will surely try to participate!!

Unknown 3 March 2009 at 16:55  

hummmm waiting for this sure will send some

Shama Nagarajan 3 March 2009 at 17:48  

lovely festival....nice event

Anonymous,  3 March 2009 at 18:05  

Thats definitely a colorful event..Superb logo too..All the best purva.

saffronapron.blogspot.com 3 March 2009 at 20:03  

Thax for the invitation purva. WIll defintely send an entry. Btw, how do I add the holi logo to my page???

Cham 3 March 2009 at 20:10  

Colorful event, I will find something for u my dear :)

Ashwini 3 March 2009 at 20:12  

Nice event Purva..Though we don't celebrate here..I will surely make something and send over..

Swapna 3 March 2009 at 21:38  

Colorful event. sure will send u my entry for this event.

Pavithra Kodical 4 March 2009 at 00:32  

Such a lovely event Purva..Will try participating :)

Savi-Ruchi 4 March 2009 at 01:39  

Thanks for the invitation, will try to sendin something for sure :)

vidhas 4 March 2009 at 06:08  

Very Colourful evnet purva, Happy to partcipate and thanks for the mail.

Unknown 4 March 2009 at 07:54  

maybe i will try to make gujiyas this time..

Purva Desai 4 March 2009 at 09:34  

Thank you all for ur lovely response as always will wait for ur entries...
Smitha with regards to ur query of using the event logo...click on the logo it will open in new window....right click and save it on ur computer. Then upload the way you upload any other images in ur post

Adlak's tiny world 4 March 2009 at 10:19  

so cool and colorful thought... nice event sure will coming with colorful entry dear.

Sujatha 4 March 2009 at 13:29  

The logo already has brought me to a festive mood :) I will try sending something..

Unknown 4 March 2009 at 20:17  

Nice event Purva, will try and send something for it :-)

Varsha Vipins 4 March 2009 at 22:39  

Purva..Thanks for letting me know..Ill cook up some dessert..:)

Unknown 5 March 2009 at 03:32  

Great event. Happy hosting!

Madhavi 5 March 2009 at 19:49  

Will try to send something, great event!!!

Deepthi Shankar 7 March 2009 at 05:50  

nice theme .. Happy hosting Purva

Varun G 7 March 2009 at 06:45  

Hey why don't u put my Holi 2009 Post link under your holi post, in this way both of us will get good visitors as well as good Google page listing and rank. plz let me know what you thought?

Gita Jaishankar 7 March 2009 at 22:36  

Everything looks so colorful...all the entries must be coloful too like the occasion...I will also send something for this event...

Preety 8 March 2009 at 20:01  

i will try to send in something..

Vikis Kitchen 9 March 2009 at 18:02  

I have something waiting for u in my post .. Enjoy.

Gita Jaishankar 10 March 2009 at 21:40  

Please trail back to my blog. I have something waiting for you :)

Jaishree Iyer 11 March 2009 at 16:23  

Hi purva,I have something for u:) Pls accept& trail back to my blog.

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Joie de vivre 12 March 2009 at 01:33  

I would be SO out of my league with this...but I will be back to drool over the round-up!

Malini Basu 23 March 2009 at 13:42  

Hope I am not too late. Pl trail back to my blog. Posted an entry for the event - Holi Hai

Madhu Taneja, Ameeta Atul & Ashima Taneja 27 March 2009 at 06:49  

Hi Purva,

I seem to have missed the deadline of the event ..... I do have an entry on my blog .... can I still send it?


Sukanya Yogesh 3 April 2009 at 08:50  

I have awards waiting for you in my blog. Please collect them, u deserve them.

Rumela 20 April 2009 at 07:30  

Yes Holi is a wonderful event to send warm wishes, blessings and love to the near and dear ones wrapped in a sweet holi gift. Mouth watering dishes like 'Ladoo' and 'Papris', 'malpua' and 'thandai' are made to add sweetness to the colors.thank you for shearing your nice post.

Easyday 10 March 2014 at 15:01  

Great post and info. MY happy holi wishes to you and everyone! Holi hai!


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