Holi hai, but no festival this year either

The festival of colors, Holi, is here. It means not only the victory of good over evil, but also the beginning of spring after winter. Some people wait all year round to celebrate this festival, not only because of the colors, but also to enjoy delicious delicacies. This is a festival that is celebrated with the same enthusiasm and energy among all age groups.

However, over the past year, people around the world have not been able to celebrate the festival with the same zeal and force due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, given the surge in COVID-19 cases, the government has restricted the playing of Holi. We spoke to some celebrities about their Holi plans this year, and this is what they had to say:

Farnaz Shetty:

This is a festival that I never miss. But last year we couldn’t celebrate because of the pandemic and this time the situation is no different. In addition, this time I’m shooting for my film in the south so that I can’t have a quiet party with my family. I think we shouldn’t be having fun this year and the situation is not acceptable for any celebration. Let’s pray that next year will be good and that we will celebrate Holi just like in the old days.

Mrunal Jain:

Unfortunately we couldn’t celebrate Holi last year because of the pandemic. This year, too, the situation is not under control. It will be a dry holi for us at home. I’m just going to put a tika on my mom, wife, and dad. My mother will prepare a special vegetarian meal including gujiya and thai. I hope we can play with colors as usual next year.

Mohit Daga:

This festival is about the victory of good over evil. Each color that we apply to others during this festival has its own meaning and meaning. You don’t necessarily have to play with colors, even if you have those colors in your heart, the purpose of Holi will be fulfilled. During this festival, partying and fuss are just excuses. Honestly, I think it’s good that there was a lockdown last year so people could celebrate it with their families in their homes without making a fuss outside and disturbing others. I am sure that you will celebrate it with your loved ones again this year. I think people should understand the real meanings of colors and the real reason for the celebration.

Micckie Dudaaney:

It is very unfortunate that we cannot celebrate Holi this year either. Last year we couldn’t celebrate Holi like we used to. For me, we only decided early on that this year we would not celebrate Holi or go out and meet people. The virus is spreading and cases are increasing and my wife is pregnant so we don’t want to take any chances. We just try to sit at home, hang out, play a few games, have good food, and relax. That is exactly what we are planning for this Holi.

Aarvika Gupta:

Holi is my favorite festival. I never missed the fun even during my 12th board exam. But last year I couldn’t play the way I am used to, and there will be a few this year too. I will give shagun colors to my family members and it would be just that, except for puja and good food. We need to understand the coronavirus situation and act accordingly. Jaan hai to jahan hai. But yeah, I miss my celebrating holi in childhood when there were no limits, no time limits.

Now we are concerned about hair, skin, chemical paint, etc. My best holi memory was in college. Our seniors once asked us to play holi with gobar (cow dung) and mud. That wasn’t like rags, it was fun even though the gobar part wasn’t interesting at all. I always miss this holi. I always like to celebrate every festival with family and friends. I love handing out gulal and candy to street kids, but this time I could hand out candy by following the precautions.

Prateik Chaudhary

Holi is a very important festival for Indians. But as we all know, the pandemic is not over yet, so there will be almost no Holi parties this year either. I will stay at home and celebrate with my family like last year. My mom makes lovely gujiya, dahi vada and other sweets, so I’ll sit at home and enjoy the day with my family. My memorable Holi celebrations were in the days when I was in school. I was a very naughty and mischievous child.

Not only on Holi, but also on other days, my father got complaints about me. During Holi, I pelted eggs and water balloons at random eggs and treated my friends with pure silver and gold colors so they couldn’t get rid of those colors easily. I just hope the pandemic will be over soon and we will be able to enjoy these happy and safe Holi days again.

Munisha Khatwani

Given the current pandemic, there is no Holi celebration this year so I have no set plans. I could meet up with some friends and relax over lunch. My best memory of Holi definitely has to be the party that happened two years ago when I was with the entire TV gang. We had a great time playing with colors, eating and drinking and of course dancing like there was no tomorrow. I also remember the fun we had during the holi rain dance. While this is not the right thing to do now if we’re to be conserving water, I have to admit that we all had a great time because I’m a water baby anyway.

Rajit Dev

A year of this pandemic just passed by. Last year I was at home spending time with my parents in Kerala. This year I’ll be home too and won’t go partying as cases are increasing. Let us all be careful and responsible. I could have quite a party at home or visit a friend’s house for lunch and play some board games. I’ve never done anything crazy about Holi before, but I’ve heard about the madness my friends went through after consuming bhang. I have never tried before. Maybe next year when the pandemic ends, I’d like to try bhang and see what it does to me.

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