To enjoy the Holi festival to the maximum, you
need to take safety precautions. Check out the safety tips for Holi
festival, in the article.
Holi Safety Tips
Celebrated in northern parts of India, Holi is a
festival of joy and colors. On the joyous occasion, people follow the
tradition of smearing color onto the faces of their friends and guests,
playfully. While playing with colors is the essence of the festival and
is what breathes in life to the occasion, it can be at times very
dangerous, in case you do not take precautions. This is because, in the
present time, the colors available for Holi are made of harmful
chemicals, which may prove to be hazardous if not used properly, without
precautions. Therefore, you should take safety measures, if you want to
ensure a joyous and colorful Holi. In the following lines, we have
provided some safety tips for Holi.
Safety Tips For Holi
- While playing Holi, always wear old and ragged clothes that can
be discarded immediately after the occasion. Brightly colored and
dark colored clothes are preferable for the mood of the day. This
way, you will save a lot of time in laundering your stained clothes.
- Wear full-sleeved t-shirts or shirts and leggings that cover your
legs fully, so that your sensitive body parts are not exposed to the
harmful chemicals of the colors of Holi. Wearing socks on the
occasion is a good idea too.
- Since it is almost impossible to save yourself face from attack
of colors on Holi, so while being attacked, keep your eyes and lips
- If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any
oil on your body and hair until they glisten and you become
slippery. The oily coat would protect you from the immediate effect
of harmful chemicals of the colors of Holi. This will not only help
in escaping from the frenzied mob attack, but also will help you to
wash off colors easily, later on.
- While washing off the color from your face, use lukewarm water
and keep your eyes and lips tightly closed.
- If you are traveling on Holi, keep the car windows tightly shut.
It is still better to avoid traveling on the day of playing colors,
because you never know, when balloons filled with colors and water
might fall onto you.
- Do not make use of harmful colors for Holi. This will not only
prove harmful to your playmates, but also spoil your Holi. Make use
of herbal colors for the festival.
- Choose herbal colors that are easily available in the market, for
Holi. You may also make herbal colors at home. For instance, red
sandalwood powder can be used to make red color; henna powder can be
put in best use to derive the bright green color, while yellow color
can be made by making use of turmeric powder.