Holi Rituals & Customs, Traditions of Holi Festival

People follow the rituals and customs of the ancient festival Holi with utmost care and devotion. In 2017, Holi date is March 12 / 13. Celebrations of Holika Dahan – the Holy Bonfire The day before Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan. On this day, the effigy of Holika, the sister of the Demon King Hiranyakashyapa […]

BBC apologizes for calling Hindu festival Holi ‘filthy’

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has apologized for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”, which had upset the Hindus worldwide. In an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, BBC News’ Editor On Demand Mark Barlex wrote: “…we apologise for any offence that was caused.” BBC News website posted a short video on March 29 […]

BBC calls Holi ‘filthy Festival’, Hindus upset

Hindus have criticized British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”. BBC News website posted a short video on March 29 under its “week’s weird videos” in “Newsbeat’s odd box” showing youth playing Holi in Utah (USA) and titled the segment as “Filthy festival”. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a […]