Holi Fever Grips Assam, People Welcome Spring With High Spirits

Rang Club Dance in Fancy Bazaar
Rang Club Dance in Fancy Bazaar

Guwahati, March 21, 2019

As the much-awaited festival of colours is here, people were seen with great zeal as they smeared ‘gulaal’, splashed water with pichkaris (water guns) on each other in the streets across Assam.

The Holi festival that heralds the advent of spring is celebrated across the country with all gaiety and fervour.  It starts in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in the month of Falgun. In different parts of the country, it is known with different names and in Assam state, it is called Fakuwa.

Along with Guwahati city, the rest of the state is also celebrating this festival of joy by sharing love with their loved ones and distributing sweets among them.

The Friends Club Rang Dance at Fancy Bazar is a must visit in the Holi festival and a huge gathering of people celebrated the festival by smearing colours and dancing to the tunes of their favourite songs.

People enjoying Holi in Fancy Bazaar area
People enjoying Holi in Fancy Bazaar area

The Assam government wishing Holi to everyone shared a list of dos and don’ts for the festival and also they have provided numbers in case of an emergency.

Assam Gov dos and don'ts list for Holi 2019
Assam Gov dos and don’ts list for Holi 2019

The Assam police also took to Twitter to wish Holi and also made it clear that consent is important before applying colours to anyone. The tweet read as, “Because, Consent doesn’t take a Holi-day.”