We know there are so many people out there who get active just by reading the title. And every year, people say that why we only talk about wasting water on an occasion where people love to play with water.
Trust us, we are not from them!
We know the issue is so drastic and it will be faced by everyone very soon if we don’t start talking about it at the very moment of now!
The festival of Holi is surely awaited by crores of people to have fun and to create memories with their neighbours, friends, and family members.
But why is Holi celebrated with the use of water?
There is no good in it. You might be asking right now if there is a point in using water then what’s the point of using Holi colours. And we really don’t know the answer to that. But, we do know that in comparison to every normal day, the water wastage booms like exploding lava on the occasion of Holi.
Here are some facts on water wastage on Holi:
- On average, a single person wastes around 30 litres of water in the name of the Holi celebration.
- In urban cities where water scarcity is really a booming issue, societies and family groups order water tanks from water suppliers to play Holi.
- The chemical-based colours that we use during Holi are also bad for the sea and sea animals.
- With every water balloon that you promise to sacrifice, you can satisfy the thirst of a person living in an area where ground-level water is scarce.
How can you save water on Holi?
- Choose to play with dry and organic Holi colours which are chemical-free.
- Do not buy the water balloons and you will not have an option to blow water balloon bombs.
- Make sure that you take a bath only after you are done playing Holi. Taking baths, again and again, leads to water wastage.
- Play Holi in a separate area in the park or the ground near you. If you play inside your home then you will be using water to wash off the mess.
- It will be better to wear dark colour clothes as they will not require extra water to wash off the colours.
- Apply oil on your hair and your skin before stepping out to play Holi. The protective layer will not let the colours make a grab on your skiing and a single wash will be enough to get rid of them.
- If you do not have a park or ground nearby and you plan to play Holi on the terrace then you can spread a tarpaulin on the terrace. The tarpaulin can be washed with the minimum use of water.
There are many different ways to celebrate Holi with no use of water
- Play With Flowers – The flower Holi of the holy land of Vrindavan is famous around the world. And you can also incorporate it in your Holi celebrations. Just the way you pay a contribution and order a water tank, you can order a truck full of flowers. Playing Holi with flowers not only gives an opportunity to save water but is also good for your health.
- Celebrate With A Cake – All the money that you want to spend on buying watercolors, balloons, and water guns, you can use to buy a special cake for Holi celebration. You can also motivate your relatives to save water this Holi with a cake. Get special cakes baked with a design that conveys a message of saving water and playing water-free Holi and get it delivered to their doorstep with midnight cake delivery in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, or wherever they reside.
- Donate For Water Cause – By promising yourself to not play with water you have done a great job. Now, you can take your social responsibility on the next by donating to foundations that work for the water causes. There are many foundations working to clean our rivers and many are focused to deliver drinkable water in areas hit with water scarcity.
We know that you all want to have a blast of enjoyment on Holi but it should not come at the cost of ‘LIFE’. According to a report, every one in four people live without safe drinking water.
Be wise! Be Responsible! Play Water-Free Holi!