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What is Holi? Who Celebrates It?

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One of the most fun and joyful festival of India won’t be complete with colored powder and water balloons — Holi celebration is one of those festivals which is very popular in the Hindu festivals.

Although this festival is coming from South Asia, it cannot be denied that it has already gained popularity all over the world and Holi events are even organized in the US and some parts of Europe.

Here are some of the things that you may want to know about Holi:

Holi celebrations started in the 4th century C and it often marks the beginning of spring after a cold winter. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

This is celebrated in March which is for the Hindu calendar the month of Phalguna.

This year, Holi is celebrated on March 10.

There are many origins of the Holi some of them from the Indian literature. One of the most popular and common versions was the kind who was so powerful forced his people to worship him as their God. He got mad because his son Prahlada continued to worship the Hindu Lord Vishnu.

The king then made a plan together with his sister, Holika, to kill Prahlada. Holika had the fire immunity and he tricked the son to sit with her in a pure. The pyre was already lit however, the devotion of Prahlada to Lord Vishnu helped him escape the pyre whereas Holika, where the name Holi came from, was burned to her immunity.

On the eve of the festival itself, large pyres will be lit up in different parts of India to show the burning of evil spirits. People throw different things like wood, dried leaves, twigs, and branches into the bonfire.

On the day of the celebration, the streets turn red, yellow, green and other colors and splash them on the air and to each other. There are meanings to different colors. Red stands for love and fertility, green for new beginnings.

People furthermore splash also water as part of the celebration. Balloons with colored water are thrown from the rooftop, water guns are squirted to each other and later on, the families and friends gather for a festive meal. Sharing sweets is also common.

Holi gained popularity outside of India because there are a lot of Indians living all over the world. Like the Diwali festival, another Hindu festival, these communities gather together abroad and make their own Holi celebration.

According to descent from Mumbai and is now in London, “We want the future generation to be connected to the culture back home. Celebrating as a community helps parents show their children what this festival stands for.”

On the other hand, some criticisms popped out and said that these are just gimmicks for some events and color marathons are becoming common as well in the US and Europe.

These organizers were accused of using the colored powder without any religious significance to the festival thus creating only some kind of a party.
One of the most fun and joyful festival of India won’t be complete with colored powder and water balloons. Holi celebration is one of those festivals which is very popular in Hindu festivals.

Although this festival is coming from South Asia, it cannot be denied that it has already gained popularity all over the world and Holi events are even organized in the US and some parts of Europe.

Here are some of the things that you may want to know about Holi:

Holi celebrations started in the 4th century C and it often marks the beginning of spring after a cold winter.

It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

This is celebrated in March which is for the Hindu calendar the month of Phalguna. This year, Holi is celebrated on March 10.

There are many origins of the Holi some of them from the Indian literature. One of the most popular and common versions was the kind who was so powerful forced his people to worship him as their God.

He got mad because his son Prahlada continued to worship the Hindu Lord Vishnu. The king then made a plan together with his sister, Holika, to kill Prahlada.

Holika had the fire immunity and he tricked the son to sit with her in a pure. The pyre was already lit however, the devotion of Prahlada to Lord Vishnu helped him escape the pyre whereas Holika, where the name Holi came from, was burned to her immunity.

On the eve of the festival itself, large pyres will be lit up in different parts of India to show the burning of evil spirits.

People throw different things like wood, dried leaves, twigs, and branches into the bonfire. On the day of the celebration, the streets turn red, yellow, green and other colors and splash them on the air and to each other.

There are meanings to different colors. Red stands for love and fertility, green for new beginnings. People furthermore splash also water as part of the celebration.

Balloons with colored water are thrown from the rooftop, water guns are squirted to each other and later on, the families and friends gather for a festive meal. Sharing sweets is also common.
Holi gained popularity outside of India because there are a lot of Indians living all over the world. Like the Diwali festival, another Hindu festival, these communities gather together abroad and make their own Holi celebration.

According to descent from Mumbai and is now in London, “We want the future generation to be connected to the culture back home. Celebrating as a community helps parents show their children what this festival stands for.”

On the other hand, some criticisms popped out and said that these are just gimmicks for some events and color marathons are becoming common as well in the US and Europe.

These organizers were accused of using the colored powder without any religious significance to the festival thus creating only some kind of a party.

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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[WEEKLY IDOL]

NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Death of George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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