The Story of Holi for kids

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Ever wondered about the origins and mythological significance of Holi, the Festival of Colours? We have got the Story of Holi – Kids version –  perfect for sharing the story with your children.

Plus, Download a Printable story Page for free at the end of this post and illuminate your festivities with knowledge and joy!

The Story of Holi for Kids

Long ago, there was a powerful king named Hiranyakashipu who believed he was the greatest ruler of all.

He wanted everyone to worship him instead of the gods.

However, his son Prahlad was a devoted follower of Lord Vishnu, which angered the king.

Hiranyakashipu’s sister, Holika, had a magical cloak that protected her from fire.

The king asked Holika to sit in a fire with Prahlad on her lap, thinking that her cloak would save her from harm.

But to everyone’s surprise, when the fire was lit, the cloak flew from Holika and covered Prahlad instead, saving him.

Holika, who was using her powers for evil, perished in the flames.

This event symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as Holi.

It’s a time for families and friends to come together, dance, and enjoy traditional sweets. People throw colorful powders and water at each other, spreading joy and happiness. Everyone forgives past grievances and starts anew.

Holi celebrates love, friendship, and the victory of good over evil. It’s a day filled with laughter, fun, and bright colours!

You can download the Holi Story printable at the end of the post.

Watch the story of Holi Video

More Holi Activities for Kids

Holi  Craft for kids

Celebrate the story of Holika and Prahlad with this engaging printable craft! Easy to cut, paste, and assemble, kids will delight in bringing this tale to life in three dimensions.

Holi 3D scene Craft

Download the Story of Holi  Printable

Just click on the button below to download the printable.   Have fun!

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