Gathering and Holi Celebration

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Two different districts office became one and two different families going to work as one family so it is necessary for everyone to know each other. On 1st March their was gathering for the people who work on Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag Red Cross office. As a part of Nord- Trondelag, we( youth delegates) also join this gathering together with other colleagues. One of the interesting thing for us was that selection of a place (levenger) for this gathering because people from both offices need to drive for hours to come over there. We talk each other and ate food together also we play bowling.

On the same day back to Nepal, Nepal is celebrating one of the festivals from their calendar called Holi. Not like nepal but we also celebrate this festival togther with all the coullages form Sør and Nord Trondelag by putting different colours in our face.we are so happy to celebrate our festival with them and tell them about this festival.

Holi

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Holi is a festival of colors celebrated every year on a full moon day in the month of March (or Falgun). It is also known as the festival of love, joy, happiness, unity, renewal and triumph. We celebrate holi with vibrant colours indicating joy, love and happiness to each other. Behind celebrating the holi festival there is a great reason, legends, beliefs and significance.A long ago, there was a king, Hiranyakashyap, his sister, Holika and son, Prahlad. Prahlad was a holy spirit and spiritually devoted to God, however, his father was keen to be worshipped by everyone including his own son as a God. But it was not accepted by the Prahlad and he continued worshipping God. His father was angry with him and planned to kill him by burning in the fire. He asked sister Holika to have Prahlad in her lap and sit in the fire (as Holika was booned by the God to never get killed by the fire). Holika did so but unfortunately, she died in the fire and Prahlad was saved by the Lord. This myth had originated the holi celebration.People fully enjoy this day by playing colors, meeting and hugging each other, eating tasty foods and other activities. People meet with their near and dear ones, friends, relatives, neighbours and apply abeer to their forehead which shows their happiness to each other. People welcome others to their door step with lots of eating things and colours. In this way, they pass their whole day with lots of fun and joy.

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Youth delegates from Nepal,