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Aarshiya Agarwal

9 Years

53 Years

Modern High School for Girls


An Organic Holi With My Loved Ones | Bookosmia

Hope you are enjoying celebrating Holi. 9 year old Aarshiya Agarwal, a Bookosmian from Kolkata writes a sweet essay about her organic holi celebrations during the times of the pandemic. Waiting to hear about yours!

An organic holi with my loved ones

Holi is a festival of colours.Holi is celebrated because of the death of Holika, Hiranyakashyapu’s evil sister.


She was killed by her nephew, Bhakt Prahlad. Every year according to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated but on different dates. It is usually celebrated in March in the spring season. One day before the festival, there is a puja held called Holika Dahan.

An organic holi with my loved ones

On the day of Holi, we play with water and colours. We throw water balloons and put colour on each other. We also play with water guns. After playing, when we go for our bath instead of using soap on our body, we apply a body scrub to get rid of all the colors.


An organic holi with my loved ones


We eat sweets with our friends and family. This year it is going to be my 2nd holi with my little brother. Nowadays, some people make colours which have bad chemicals. These ruin our skin and cause infections and irritations. So that’s why people have started using natural and organic colours.


An organic holi with my loved ones


I celebrate Holi with my parents, little sibling, grand and great grandparents and cousins. This year because of the coronavirus, we will not be able to celebrate it properly. I am going to reuse my old water guns because it is not safe to buy new ones from outside. I wish you all a very happy and safe holi!




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