United States (US) first female Vice president Kamala Harris has extended Holi greetings to all the Hindu community out there.
Taking to Twitter, Harris wrote, “Happy Holi! Holi is best known for vibrant colours that are tossed at friends and loved ones. Full of joy, Holi is all about positivity, setting aside our differences, and coming together. A message that’s been embodied by communities across the world during these tough times.”
Happy Holi! Holi is best known for vibrant colors that are tossed at friends and loved ones. Full of joy, Holi is all about positivity, setting aside our differences, and coming together. A message that’s been embodied by communities across the world during these tough times.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) March 28, 2021
Holi is considered one of the most celebrated festivals among Hindus. It is also called the “festival of love” as people spread colours and unite together, forgetting all evil thoughts.
According to sources, Holi has been derived from the word ‘Holika’. The event is not new, it was celebrated in the past we well. Historians say that it was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in Eastern areas of India. A detailed history is derived from early religious works such as Jaimini’s Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras.
The Holi event begins on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month. It lasts for two days.
Earlier, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had resigned from her Senate seat, ending her four-year innings in the upper chamber of the US Congress.
Her resignation from the Senate came two days before the 56-year-old’s swearing-in along with President-elect Joe Biden, making history as the first female, first Black and first South-Asian American vice president of the United States.
Ms Harris had formally submitted her letter of resignation to California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“I hereby resign as Senator from the State of California, effective January 18th.”
“As I assume my duties as Vice President of the United States, I would like to thank the people of California for the honour of serving them in the U.S. Senate over the past four years,” Harris’ resignation letter read.