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Sindh Government Declares March 6-7 as Public Holidays for Hindu community on Holi

On Monday, the Sindh government declared a two-day public holiday in the province to celebrate Holi for its Hindu employees.

The notification read:

“The Government of Sindh declares 06th and 7th March, 2023 (Monday & Tuesday) as holiday for Hindu Community on the occasion of “HOLI” for all offices, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under the administrative control of Government of Sindh, except those engaged in COVID-19 and flood relief duties.” 

The Hindu community in Pakistan and around the world is celebrating Holi, the “festival of colours” and a spring festival, with traditional and religious fervour.

Furthermore, Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, and celebrants spray coloured powder and water at each other, dance, and distribute sweets.

Additionally, They also smear red vermilion powder, known as “Abeer,” and throw water-filled balloons.

The festival gets its name from Holika, the sister of the evil king Hiranyakashipu, who was defeated in a battle of good versus evil.

And then, Hinduism celebrates her burning with the festival of Holi.

Moreover, The Holi festival occurs on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month, Phalgun Purnima, which falls in February or March according to the Hindu calendar.

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Holi culture in India

Correct! Holi is a vibrant and colorful festival celebrated with enthusiasm and fervor throughout India.

Additionally, The festival marks the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. People gather with family and friends, exchange sweets and gifts, and apply colored powder on each other’s faces as a symbol of love and togetherness.

In some parts of the country, bonfires are lit to mark the occasion, while in others, it is a day of revelry and feasting.

Holi is a joyous occasion that brings people together irrespective of their religion, caste, or creed.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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