Holi is the festival of joy & strengthening the bond of love & friendship & getting all smeared with colors on this auspicious Spring day. With the tradition still closely followed & practiced, so has been the gifting custom. The popular tradition however highlights some of these most commonly practiced gifts exchanging methods which have been coming down since generations with a marvelous makeover. Below are some gifts which u can present to your friends in order to make them happy and pull them into your deep loving soles.
The above are gifts which are exclusively encouraged by us to all the Holi lovers to spread their love towards the Holi in a great enthusiastic manner.
Garments for Married Daughters
Gifting new range of garments to married daughters is another common practice seen on the auspicious Holi day, not to forget her entire in-laws side who needs to be equally presented with new set of garments. As there is a tradition of gifting "dandia", a special kind of saree, to both the daughter & her in-laws coupled with the necessary accessories.
A lot of preparation goes into the making of this particular saree form which is essentially a white cotton saree made of voile or 'mulmul'. The beauty of the saree lies in its borders which are dyed with Indian pink, a non-fast color. All four sides of the saree are gathered which are dipped in turn into the Indian Pink, thus allowing the color to catch on the fabric at least two to three inches on each side. Once getting spread in uneven splendor towards the middle of the saree, the ultimate effect is that of a gradual spreading of blush. The saree is decorated with breathtaking designs highlighted with intricate Indian motifs. The border is adorned with gold or silver 'gota' stitched on to the edges of the dandia while the 'pallu' (saree portion meant for head covering) is beautified with a 'kiran' or a fine fringe of gold or silver which adds a shimmering touch. It is an absolute must for a newly wed bride to adorn herself with a "dandia" saree on the Holi day.