Holi, also known as the "Festival of Colors," is a vibrant and joyful Hindu festival celebrated all over India and other parts of the world. The festival is usually held in March, and it signifies the arrival of spring and the end of winter. It is a time when people come together to celebrate with music, dance, and of course, lots of colors!
The festival has a rich history that dates back centuries, and it is celebrated in various ways across India. However, the most common way of celebrating Holi is by throwing colored powders, known as "gulal," and water at each other, dancing to traditional folk songs, and indulging in festive sweets and delicacies.
Bollywood of course has also captured the essence of Holi in its movies and songs, with many iconic songs that showcase the festival's energy and spirit. Some of the top Bollywood songs that celebrate Holi:
Rang Barse - This classic song from the movie "Silsila" is a must-have on every Holi playlist. Amitabh Bachchan's iconic voice and the upbeat music make it the perfect song to start the Holi celebrations.
Holi Ke Din - This song from the movie "Sholay" is another Holi favorite. The song features the famous jodi of Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, dancing and playing Holi with the villagers.
Balam Pichkari - This peppy number from the movie "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is a newer addition to the Holi song list. The song's catchy beats and fun lyrics make it a perfect dance number for the festival.
Ang Se Ang Lagana - This song from the movie "Darr" is another Holi classic. The song features Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla playing Holi and dancing to the festive beats.
Badri Ki Dulhania - This song from the movie "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" is another popular Holi song. The song features Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt dancing and playing Holi with their friends.
Holi Khele Raghuveera - This song from the movie "Baghban" is a soulful and melodious Holi number. The song features Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini dancing and celebrating the festival with their family.
Soni Soni - This song from the movie "Mohabbatein" is a romantic Holi number. The song features Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dancing and celebrating the festival with their friends.
Bollywood has really done a fantastic job of capturing the essence of Holi through its music and movies. Gather your loved ones, grab some colors, and dance to these Bollywood tunes as you celebrate this joyous festival of colors with Kadak Chai on April 30th in Bedford E-field!
Happy Holi from Kadak Chai!