Bhubaneswar: The state capital will be witnessing ‘Herbal Holi’ festival on March 8 in a city hotel.
The festival of colours, organised by ‘Swapna Pati Foundation’, will commence from 6:30 pm in a city hotel. This is the ninth ‘Herbal Holi’ festival being organised by the foundation.
The purpose of the event is to spread awareness about the benefits of using chemical free organic colours on Holi. Herbal colours are made from natural extracts of flowers, vegetables and minerals, petals of rose, marigold, hibiscus and bougainvillea, sandalwood, henna, tesu, turmeric, multani mitti, spinach and indigo, and are skin-friendly.
Speaking about the festival during a press meet, chairperson of the organisation, Swapna Pati said, “Herbal Holi is the most celebrated event of our organisation. Holi means celebrating life with a plethora of colours. However, due to the presence of chemicals in most colours, people suffer a lot. That is why we want to promote ‘Herbal Holi’. Here no chemicals are present in the colours and people can play without any fear. With Herbal Holi, we bring about change in the mindset and also encourage people to stop using chemical colours. The herbal colours are made of fruits and vegetables, which are healthy for the skin.”