The favorite festival for children Holi is around the corner.
Holi is the most celebrated Festival in India and probably in the world! Holi is celebrated on the Phalgun month’s full moon day, predicting the end of cold weather and the start of spring.
This means that evil is banned from life, but this color festival has recently been a bit harmful to both ourselves and the environment due to harmful color chemicals, water wastage, etc. There are many ways to celebrate and play Holi without damaging the environment and our body.
Holi colors were traditionally made from herbs and spring flowers; in fact, they had some therapeutic value in fact. Flowers and herbs, however, were slowly replaced by chemical and industrial colors, some of which were toxic. These can cause some serious skin damage and some of the common reactions reported by post-Holi dermatologists are discoloration, dermatitis, abrasion, irritation, itching, rashes, eczema, and dryness.
Tips to Celebrate Holi With Kids
A list of things you can do to ensure you celebrate a safe and environmentally friendly Holi with kids-
1.Save Holi Water With Pichkari
On average, one person uses at least 2 water buckets while playing holiday. Water during Holi. One bucket is about 15 liters so that when playing Holi, one person waste about 30 liters of water! However, if you use a pichkari, hardly a few liters of water are used.
2. Apply Oil and Sunscreen to Exposed Skin Areas
Before going out to play Holi, don’t forget to oil your child’s head too. If you have no sunscreen, you can use coconut oil throughout your body to make it easy for you to remove colors later.
3. Make them Wear on Their Hands And Legs Something Long And Sleeved
This makes it easier for you to remove colors from their body because the exposed area of their body is restricted and their body will also keep warm after play.
4. Carry a Bottle Of Water
This bottle is useful if color enters your eyes or mouth and clean water is needed to rinse it off.
5. Use of Organic Colors
Instead of the easily available harmful ones, always go for organic colors, so you don’t have to worry about your child or skin. For the environment, it’s also much better. You can try to make them yourself instead of looking for organic colors on the market! Making colors can be part of your Holi celebration with your children. You can easily make different colors available from items in your kitchen.
Additional Tips to Celebrate A Safe Environmentally Friendly Holi With Children
- In areas close to the eyes, nose, mouth or open wounds, do not use color.
- Do not play Holi, frozen lid or paint with eggs.
- Don’t throw colors on plants and animals.
- Don’t allow children to drop water balls on each other because the water is dirty and causes infections.
- Maintain adequate drinking water hydration as the hot sun absorbs all of your energy.
- If you have asthma or color allergy, do not play with colors.
- Keep a well-stocked emergency first aid kit ready.
- Do not use kerosene to remove the colors. Use a ball of cotton dipped in coconut oil instead.
- Keep yourself and your children safe from the Holi bonfire on Holi’s eve.
- Protect your eyes with sunglasses and remove contact lenses before you venture outdoors. Rinse them with cold water immediately if color enters the eyes.
- Holi’s official drink, bhang, may lead to increased blood pressure and a heart rate hike when consumed in large quantities. Drink moderately and avoid alcohol mixing.
- Avoid eating with your fingers to avoid getting Holi colors through food into your system. During this time of year, changing weather conditions might make you more susceptible to colds and cough. Avoid too cold drinks and foods. Go instead of lukewarm water.
Celebrations have an important role to play in our lives. But whereas we’re absorbed in celebration, we have a tendency to conjointly have to notice the environmental importance around us. It’s our responsibility to take care of it. So let’s celebrate Holi this time in an environmentally friendly way. No less than the way we actually celebrate it will be an eco-friendly holiday celebration.
Celebrate all the festivals in an exceedingly approach that doesn’t hurt the atmosphere. It adores and respects the wonder of nature and takes care of it by understanding its responsibility towards it.
A very colorful, safe and healthy Holi to all of you.