One of the best and enthralling festivals of Nepal is just before us. The way people celebrate this auspicious occasion is continually changing every year. People these days indulge themselves into riotous activity that sometimes we get reports of some kind of fatal or serious injury. However, the courteous aspect of this festival has imparted brotherhood and care among each other. No matter what caste you are mixture of colors and water bring about a new avatar in you. People are bedraggled with water neglecting the scarcity of water at least for that particular day. The whole scenario is engulfed by colors and most importantly, the air of camaraderie.
When it comes to Holi, an incident always strikes in my mind. I find very difficult to socialize with other people. This was the very first problem I experienced when I shifted to my new apartment in Kathmandu. I hardly knew any body and didn’t have a courage to accost a single person in that locality. Luckily Holi was around the corner and the local re-creative group invited me to join them for the celebration. I overcame the hesitations that was looming within and presented myself to the group. My reaction changed instantaneously as I confronted festive people playing with different colors, water and music. One of the persons in the group splashed me with colored water. This enticed me further to join them and enjoyed the event to the fullest. I became familiar to almost all of the group members and at the end of the day I was no more a reticent person.
Holi can be an indispensable festival for enhancing congeniality provided it is isolated from harmful colors, dirty water and coercing other people to get involved in it.