For a website that has the word ‘Colorful’ as the operative part in its name, it would be rather weird if I don’t put out an article on Holi. LOL. Anywayyyy, on the eve of Holi, I have got a photo series for you. All this, despite the fact that I am not a big fan of the festival of colors. Yep, you read that right. Kill me now. xD
Why? Because. Holi over the years has changed its nature to become a festival of harassment. To behave in an unruly manner in the name of “Bura na maano Holi hai” is beyond me. And of course, the chemicals. No, waste of water is not a problem for me if you look at the bigger picture.
Anyway, I am not here to bash the festival. For the people who do celebrate it, I wish you a very Happy Holi in advance! Here is an outfit that I curated for the occasion. While it is certainly low key but that is the point, right? While you are playing with colors, what you really want to do is focus on your comfort instead of wearing fancy clothes. But of course that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.
So first I think you should go traditional this year. Let’s ditch that t-shirt. You wear it all year long as it is. Go for a kurti or a shirt, if you’re a guy (full sleeved, preferably), it also gives your skin complete coverage. After all, you don’t want those colors to stick to your skin till two days after. Similarly, don’t wear shorts but wear something that covers your legs fully (like a sanskari Indian 😛 ).
And after all this, don’t forget to protect your hair and your eyes. When I was younger, my mom used to advise me to oil my hair as it is easier to get color of later. Holi colors stick to dry hair and are very difficult to get rid of. Also, to protect your eyes you can probably wear a pair of sunglasses to avoid getting the color in your eyes. Or else just be very careful when someone applies color on your face, make sure your eyes and your mouth are closed shut.
Lastly, apply some heavy layer of moisturizer or baby oil on your face, for the same reason that you want the color to be washed off easily. Other than that, try using herbal colors instead of the synthetic ones and go for lighter colors like yellow and green and avoid playing with darker colors like purple. They are the most difficult to wash off.
So yes, these are probably all the tips I can give you to have a great Holi. Other than that just remember this festival is not an excuse to act like a hooligan. If someone doesn’t want to apply colors, just let them be. It’s a festival, an occasion to be happy so don’t make any one uncomfortable and be spoilsport in their celebration.
Just have a good time and make sure others around you do too!
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