Holi brings Unity in Fiji

FIJI, February 28, 2015 (by Shayal Devi, Fiji Times): As thousands of Hindus in Fiji prepare to celebrate Holi on March 6, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has called on devotees to work towards fostering unity among in communities. President Jay Dayal said Holi was one of the most joyful Hindu celebrations.

“Though there are many customs and traditions associated with Holi, the essence remains the same and can be expressed in three common themes,” Mr Dayal said.”This includes reconnecting with nature in gratitude for the blooming of spring and bountiful harvests, celebrating the victory of good over evil and sharing of love and fostering unity amongst the people.” This light-hearted festival gives relationships a fresh start and creates bonds of friendships with adversaries as we remember the inherent divinity within each and every one of us.”

Source: hinduismtoday.com