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Festival Of Colors; Holi Celebrations In Edison on April 2nd

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EDISON, NJ - Festival of Colors, Holi festival in NJ is scheduled for Saturday April 2nd at Akbar Banquets in Edison from 11 am onwards. Celebrations are planned in keeping the spirit of Holi the way it is celebrated in India with Organic Dry Colors, Authentic Holi vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, DJ Music and dance, Bollywood dance performances, children activities, games, raffle prizes and much more. 

Holi is an important festival to Hindus. It is celebrated at the end of winter, on the last full moon day of the lunar month which usually falls in March.

The festival has many purposes; most prominently, it celebrates the beginning of Spring. In 17th century literature, it was identified as a festival that celebrated agriculture, commemorated good spring harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. To many Hindus, Holi festivities mark the beginning of the new year as well as an occasion to reset and renew ruptured relationships, end conflicts and rid themselves of accumulated emotional impurities from the past.

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It also has a religious purpose, symbolically signified by the legend of Holika. The night before Holi, bonfires are lit in a ceremony known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Little Holi. People gather near fires, sing and dance. The next day, Holi, is celebrated. Children and youth spray colored powder solutions at each other, laugh and celebrate, while adults smear dry colored powder on each other's faces. Visitors to homes are first teased with colors, then served with Holi delicacies, desserts and drinks. After playing with colors, and cleaning up, put on clean clothes, and visit friends and family.

Aum Events, an event management company in New Jersey has been celebrating Holi since last five years. Every year hundreds of people get together at Aum Events Holi Mela NJ and enjoy festival of colors Holi with family and friends. Tickets for the event are fairly priced at $40 for adults and $25 for children below 10 years and can be purchased by calling Jayesh Mehta (732) 763-0118 or online on www.Sulekha.com

 

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