The exams are over. The financial year is nearly done. Spring is in the air and flowers are blooming everywhere. It is the month of Holi, India’s favourite festival, synonymous with fun. A festival where everyone young and old, rich and poor, men and women, let down their hair, groove to the music and colour everyone around them, followed by traditional sweets and drinks. As you get ready to enjoy the festival of colours, here are some do’s and don’ts to keep you going during the celebrations.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
As you fill water balloons and unleash your water guns on unsuspecting loved ones, keep in mind that all the chasing and running around may get you dehydrated. Since Holi heralds the beginning of the warmer months, the warm temperatures and vigorous physical activity may take a toll on you. So remember to drink enough water as you run around throwing water on others too.
Check Your Sweets / Khoya For Purity
Sweets are essential to every Indian festival and what all of us look forward to. Because of their popularity, unfortunately, unscrupulous people use the increase in demand as an opportunity to adulterate sweets and dairy products like khoya, mawa, paneer and milk during these festivals. So make sure that you test these ingredients before you buy or use them in your sweets and foods.
Wash Your Hands Every Time You Touch Food
It is but natural that you will be serving snacks, sweets and drinks for your fellow-revellers as you’ll play Holi. However, remember that the finely powdered Holi colours can easily fly around and get mixed into your boxes of dry-fruits, sweets, snacks and drinks. So ensure that all eatables and beverages are well covered and encourage everyone to wash their hands thoroughly before touching any food or drink.
By following these simple do’s and don’ts you can have a safe and fun Holi and create beautiful memories.