Holi 2017
Men blow colored powder during Holi celebrations in Barsana in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Reuters

Holi, the festival of colours, is almost here and Indians across the globe will celebrate the festival with much fervour and enthusiasm. The festival marks the beginning of spring.

The celebration, which is marked by the overwhelming use of colours, is said to commemorate the victory of good over evil and centres around the story of how Prahlad, the devoted worshipper of Lord Vishnu, was saved when demon king Hiranyakashyap's sister 'Holika' took him into blazing fire to burn him.

While Prahlad was saved by the Lord, Holika was burned and hence the name 'Holi' was derived. The two-day festival falls on the full moon day of the Phalgun month in the Hindu calendar. This year, Chhoti Holi falls on March 12 and Ragwali Holi falls on March 13.

As you gear up to celebrate the festival, IBTimes Singapore compiled the best text messages that you can send to wish your loved ones on Holi 2017.

  • Bright colours, water balloons, lavish gujiyas and melodious songs are the ingredients of perfect Holi. Wish you a very happy and wonderful Holi.
  • May God gift you all the colours of life, colours of joy, colours of happiness, colours of friendship, colours of love and all other colours you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi.
  • Just like a red rose that fills the world with beauty & fragrance'
    You have made my life so beautiful by being in it.
    On Holi, the festival of colours & joy I wanna say
    thank you for all the love & smiles you've brought to my life.
  • Holi is the day to express love with colours. It is a time to show affection. All the colours that are on you are of love!
  • Holi is a special time of year to remember those who are close to our hearts with splashing colours!
  • Dipped in hues of love and trust has come the festival of Holi.
  • A true and caring relation doesn't have to speak loud, a soft message is just enough to express the heartiest feelings. Enjoy the festival of Holi with lot of fun.
  • Make merry with colours on Holi and the rest of the days with the colours of love.
  • Red for love, green for prosperity, orange for success and pink for happiness. May God Bless you and your family with all these colours, Happy Holi!
  • If Wishes come in Rainbow Colours, then I would send the brightest one to say Happy Holi".
  • Holi is a time to reach out with the colours of joy. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time expresses the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colours.
  • Holi is not only about colours and sweets. It reminds of the divine and eternal love of Krishna and Radha. It also reminds one of Narashima, Prahlada and Hiranyakashyapa and thus the fact that 'Truth and Humanity are invincible forces in the Universe'.
  • Let the colours of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.
  • Holi is not only about colours and sweets. It reminds of the divine and eternal love of Krishna and Radha. It also reminds one of Narashima, Prahlada and Hiranyakashyapa and thus the fact that 'Truth and Humanity are invincible forces in the Universe'.
  • "Best wishes to you for a Holi filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for long. Happy Holi!