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Don’t let this pandemic ruin your Holi, Here is your guide to play safe Holi!

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: India is the land of festivals. We Indian love to enjoy and celebrate every day of our lives but when it comes to festivals like Holi nothing can beat our madness and craziness for colours. Holi is played in every nook-and-corner of the streets, roofs, balconies and even at every official place. Where Holi is a way of socializing, partying, laughing, dancing, drinking and sharing love and joy, it also calls for large gatherings, is played in close proximity, which could trigger the spread of the infectious Corona Virus, multi-folds.

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So, due to this ongoing pandemic we need to be extra careful while enjoying this festival by following government Covid-19 guidelines and taking some important measures to ensure the safety of ourselves and others.

Play this Holi in different style

This Holi brings double responsibility for us- Pandemic and Climate Change Crisis. To keep our planet safe we need to celebrate Holi in an eco-friendly manner and use organic colours but to keep Covid-19 spread in check we need to apply it with our gloves on while also covering over face with facial masks on.

No hugging instead follow social distancing

Avoid coming into physical contact with people who you aren’t sure if have contracted infection or aren’t one of your family members living with you during pandemic. To greet people Holi don’t hug instead wish them from afar or choose sending cool WhatsApp or Facebook Holi wishes.

Do not play Holi with water

Avoid using squatchers or any water gun as this not only increases more pollution, water wastage and more plastic in the environment but it could also help virus spread fast. As we all know infected water could take virus far from safe distance which we are practising under social distancing and can make the situation worst. You can only enjoy playing dry Holi with organic and natural colors, believe it there will be no shortage in the happiness of Holi.

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Prepare Holi-special delicious food at home

This Holi opt out for home made dishes to make your Holi extra special. These dishes include gujia, thandai, pakoras, dahi-bade, gol-gappe and malpuas. So, make these dishes at home with your family members to get in the spirit of Holi and celebrate the festival safely at home.

New Holi Mantra: Mask and Sanitiser ON with social distancing  

Don’t gather to play Holi. Play it with the close family members. Wear your masks on all the time while playing Holi. Use hand sanitiser every time you you feel necessity to like touching any surface or any person you think could have virus on it. Do not eat anything before sanitising your hand properly. Maintain social distancing and enjoy your Holi with all your loved once. And also after playing Holi take a shower, thoroughly clean and sanitised your body.

Do not forget to play songs that will instantly get you in the Holi spirit. We, the team PardaPhash, wish you a very happy and joyful Holi!

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