16 tips for a Safe Holi in Manipal

An Old picture of Holi celebrations at Kamath Circle MIT Manipal

Holi is a festival of joy and colours. However, one should always be on alert to prevent any accident that may mar all the fun and change the scene to a sad one. Here are 16 tips to  make your Holi safe and enjoyable. Remember to use these precautions to enjoy the festival of Holi safely.

Holi is meant to be a rough festival with tradition of applying colours to the guests and friends with or without their consent. Any kind of rudeness is totally forgiven on this day but these kinds of fun should also be participated under a certain limits. Fun, food and colours is all that should spread on this holy day of Holi. You should always remember to use these small precautions so that no one that you know or love gets hurt unknowingly.

  1. Sunglasses go a long way in keeping your eyes safe from the harmful chemicals of the colours. But then again, when you’re in Manipal you’ve got to be extra-careful of the Sunglasses too!
  2. Wear old and ragged clothes that you can easily discard while playing Holi, as your clothes may never look wearable again with all those colour stains. Also, in Manipal, your clothes are gonna be torn anyways 😀
  3. Wear full-sleeved t-shirts or shirts and leggings that cover your legs fully. Socks will be a good idea too. Of course, don’t expect them to be on you when you return from the revelry. The Kamath Circle Holi-party in Manipal, usually sees clothes on the wires!
  4. Brightly collared and dark collared clothes are preferable for the mood of the day. And will also make any stains less noticeable.
  5. Granted that it is almost impossible to save you face from attack of colours, so while being attacked, keep eyes and lips tightly closed. This one helps, if you think you’re gonna be attacked by the mob of Manipal.
An Old picture of Holi celebrations at Kamath Circle MIT Manipal
  1. If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any oil on your body and hair till they glisten and you become slippery. This one may not always work, but Sarson ka tel is a surefire winner. This will not only help in escaping from the frenzied mob attack but also will help you to wash off colours easily later on.
  2. While washing off the colour, use lukewarm water and keep your eyes and lips tightly closed. And make sure that your Manipal friends are not waiting for you with more Holi colors outside the shower.
  3. If you are traveling, keep the car windows tightly shut. Better still; avoid traveling on Dhuledi, the day of playing colours.
  4. Use a hat, cap or anything like that to protect your hair from being colored with hard-to-rinse dyes. Don’t expect your friends to spare you though.
  5. If you like to play Holi use dental caps to save your teeth from any unwarranted stains.
  6. Use a sunglass to protect your eyes from a misfire of colour filled darts or water jets.
  7. Put on your worst gears so that you won’t have to take on the hassles of an immediate washing.
  8. Rags like tattered denim, and all bright collared shades like black, blue, green, purple are highly recommended.
  9. Try to save yourself off from all possible attacks on the face. In case your attempts fail, keep your eyes and lips tightly shut if you are attacked on your face.
  10. Keep the car windows thoroughly shut, even if you don’t have an AC car.
  11. Do not bump into the frenzied group of mob if you take to streets. Better you cross the road to the sidewalk across. Or, simply stay at a safe distance and run like hell if they notice you!

 

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