Holi is one of the most colorful holidays of Hinduism, the Bengali new year. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna, which falls in February-March.
Holi is a spring festival filled with sunshine and the cheerful frenzy of lush blossoming nature. Apparently, it is older than the legends that explain its origin today - it contains many elements of primitive orgies in honor of deities and the forces of fertility, elements close to the holidays of different peoples of the world.
There are several legends associated with the origin of Holi. According to one of them, the name Holi comes from the name of the demoness Holika. Prahlada - the son of an evil king, worshiped Vishnu, and nothing could dissuade him from this. Then the sister of the king, the demoness Holika, who, as it was believed, did not burn in the fire, persuaded Prahlada to go to the fire in the name of God. To everyone's amazement, Holika was burned to death, and Prahlada, rescued by Vishnu, came out unharmed. In memory of these events, on the eve of the Holi holiday, an effigy of the evil Holiki is burned. The Slavs will rejoice when they recognize the Maslenitsa festivities.