Holi is the festival of colors. It is a religious festival of the Hindus and is majorly played among the Hindu communities all over the world; it’s a day for your inner child to come out. It is observed as a national festival in India, Nepal and the neighboring countries.
The earliest mention of observing Holi can be dated back to the 7th century Sanskrit drama, Ratnavali. People gather scrap wood, and other substances to burn in a large bonfire on the evening prior to Holi celebration. Back in my school days, burir ghaur porano (the bonfire) was such a rage that me and my cousins used to start collecting wood almost a week before the day.
The festival of color as the name rightly suggests is more of a game than a ritual, unlike all other Hindu rituals and customs. It is all about playing with colors on that day, spraying colors at one another. And, of course the hour long shower to rub off all those colors.
A Hindu festival without food is almost impossible. Fried snacks and sweets are all on the menu. My maternal aunt used to observe Gopal pujo (worshipping Lord Krishna), and so the chaler payesh was something to never miss.
This year even though I am miles away from playing holi with my family, I thought of enjoying with you all. So, announcing Holi – The Festival of Colors event. Blog about your favorite Holi food and share it with us.
This time your work will be awarded. The two best recipes will receive 1000 INR and 500 INR e-gift voucher from Flipkart. The prizes are sponsored by CupoNation. CupoNation is India’s largest coupon portal offering the newest deals and promotions from great brands in India. Make sure to check their website if you want to buy something online in India, they really have great deals from almost all major online traders in India.
Rules of Holi – The Festival of Colors event:
- Blog about your favorite Holi food that you love to prepare during Holi, link back to this event announcement mentioning the giveaway sponsored by CupoNation and please use the event logo
- Submit your links and other details in the following form
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or send in a mail with the following details to bengalicuisine[at]gmail[dot]comi.Name ii.Blog Name iii. Blog URL iv. Recipe Name v.Recipe URL vi. Photo of the prepared recipe
- Last date of submitting your entries is March 10, 2013 12 midnight PST. I’ll be posting the event round-up along with the names of the winners before Holi, March 27, 2013.
- If you want to send any archived entries please update it with a link to this event announcement post.
- There is no limit to the number of recipes you send. So, send as many as you want and increase your chances to win the awards.
- Please send in your recipes to bengalicuisine[at]gmail[dot]com along with the photo of the prepared dish
- I’ll post these recipes in our blog, Cook Like a Bong as guest posts with due credit to you and add these links to the round.