HOLI FESTIVAL GREETINGS: - Introduce self and the team's presentation - The festival's name. (Holi festival) PRESENTATION: Where is it? - Holi is a Hindu festival takes place in the spring, originating from the Indian subcontinent. But have spread to some Asia's countries. When is it? - Lasts for a night and a day. - Starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Virkram Samvat Hindu calendar. +ÜPurnima is the Indian and Nepali word for full moon - Between the end of February and the middle of March in Gregorian calendar. - First evening is Holika Dahan, the following day is Rangwali Holi. How's it happen? And What's special? ? The legend: King Hiranyakashipu, king of demonic Asuras, has power and become invincible, very arrogant, thought he was God, made everyone worship him. His son disagreed, he believed in Vishnu God by anyway. One day, his evil aunt (Holika) tricked him to sit on a fire, but finally, he survived thanks to Vishnu God while Holika was killed by the fire. - People gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, pray that their internal evil be destroyed as Holika. - People throw colourful color powder, use Water gun, water-filled balloon to play. Everyone can play together fairly. - Dress up and visit friends and family. ? Meanings: - known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love" - Signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, days to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships - Celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. Why did I choose this festival? - Often watch Bolywood movies, this festival is a symbol of India's movies. - Beautiful, colourful, joyful atmosphere. ENDING: -Are there any question? - That's all for our presentation. I hope you'll have a chance to visit India oneday. ! Thanks for listening!