Every year, in March, people celebrate the Hindu festival of colours with great joy and enthusiasm. This year, Holi falls on March 2, 2018. And celebrations are on in full swing. From dancing to the tunes of Rang Barse to putting gulal on each other to making special Holi delicacies and thandai, people are indulging in a variety of activities on this day. Wishes of ‘Happy Holi’ have also been pouring in from all corners on Twitter. Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Priyanka Chopra have wished their fans a Happy Holi. Politicians, including PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi have also wished the citizens on this festive occasion. Amidst all this, the ever-punny Twitterati has taken the opportunity to crack some hilarious jokes. From Jr. Trudeau to how people look after playing Holi, these memes and jokes will make you go ROFL!
Holi is said to be the festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil. One story around this festival narrates the story of Prahlad and Hiranyakashipu. It is believed that the Holika bonfire is symbolic of the triumph of Prahlad over Hiranyakashipu. Another story around Holi is related to Lord Krishna. He once asked his mother why he was dark-skinned while Radha was fair. To this, she replied that he can approach Radha and colour her face with any colour. Lord Krishna immediately set out to do the same. It is said that this playful colouring of Radha’s face is celebrated as Holi. While these stories are part of mythology, Twitterati is writing their own jokes around this festival. Here are some of the funniest ones.
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Holi is a festival that is loved equally by people of all generations, It also has various pre-Holi celebrations, including Lath Mar Holi, Laddu Mar Holi, Hatoda Baraat and Holika Dahan. Reportedly, over the past few years, the Holi festival has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. Holi is reportedly also celebrated in parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours. We wish our readers a very and happy and colourful Holi!