Holi is the one of the biggest festivals of India alongside Diwali. We, Indians, celebrate the festival with full fervor year on year and more so in Northern parts of the country. In fact, it is one festival where the focus is more on having a lot of fun rather than rituals and Pooja. We, at Baggout, wanted to understand more on how India celebrates Holi so we conducted a survey amongst our users.
Summary of the Results
- 89% of the respondents will celebrate Holi
- People celebrate Holi with Family (34%), with Friends (30%), with neighbors (19%) and in Holi Parties (8%)
- Majority of the people (80%) prefer Gulal and Organic colors
- 23% use Bhang on Holi
- Over 60% people feel that mischievous elements create nuisance on Holi in the form of breaking traffic rules, teasing girls and getting into unnecessary brawls
- What did we find out from the Survey –
- 2. Over 80% people see Holi as a day to have fun and to forgive people
- 3. Most of the people celebrate with Family and Friends; however, decent percentage celebrate in Holi functions and Parties as well
- 4. Over 80% People prefer Gulal and Organic colors to Pakka colors
- 5. Over 50% people plan to play with colors & water
- 6. 23% respondents accepted using Bhang on Holi 🙂
- 7. Indian Pichkaris and colors are better than Chinese counterparts
- 8. Over 60% people feel that some elements use Holi as an excuse to create nuisance
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What did we find out from the Survey –
1. 89% people plan to celebrate Holi this year
This is a huge number considering the fact that the survey had participation from all across the country. This clearly indicates that Holi is not just a festival of Northern India and in fact has a Pan India appeal. You can check out this blog to plan your Holi.
2. Over 80% people see Holi as a day to have fun and to forgive people
Only 8% people take it as another holiday while for 5% people it is a nightmare as they are scared of colors and remain indoor to escape from being drenched.
3. Most of the people celebrate with Family and Friends; however, decent percentage celebrate in Holi functions and Parties as well
For majority of people, Holi is a private affair as they celebrate in small groups of Family/Friends. 27% of the people, however, celebrate in larger gatherings such as Society Holi functions or in Holi parties.
4. Over 80% People prefer Gulal and Organic colors to Pakka colors
There has been numerous cases of skin problems due to using colors adulterated with toxic chemicals and the media has also given coverage to this whole issue. This clearly reflects in the people’s choice of colors where over 80% respondents plan to play Holi with either Gulal or Organic colors. Only 8% respondents prefer Pakka colors while the remaining 9% respondents don’t plan to use colors at all.
5. Over 50% people plan to play with colors & water
Propensity to play a dry Holi increases with age with only 17% of the 45+ age group opting for playing with Colours and Water. In the lower age group of 18-25 years, 64% respondents play wet holi with colours and water.
6. 23% respondents accepted using Bhang on Holi 🙂
Nobody can think of Holi without Bhang. Bhang or Cannabis has been used as an intoxicant in India since a long time and is distributed freely on the day of Holi. We feel that over 23% people would be using Bhang in reality as a large proportion might not want to admit the same.For those of you, who prefer a saner Holi; check out this blog to see what all special dishes can be done for Holi.
7. Indian Pichkaris and colors are better than Chinese counterparts
There has been an onslaught of Chinese Holi items in the markets for last few years which has resulted in loss of demand for Indian manufactured items in the market. However, when we asked the respondents, majority (over 60%) said that Indian items are better; 20% said that Chinese items are cheaper and more innovative while the remaining said that they don’t care whether the item is Chinese of Indian manufactured.
8. Over 60% people feel that some elements use Holi as an excuse to create nuisance
Over 60% respondents feel that Holi is used as an occasion by some elements to create nuisance such as teasing unsuspecting girls, creating nuisance on Holi by breaking traffic rules and by getting into fights in an inebriated condition. This blog post explains this is detail.
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Survey Respondents Demographics
The survey was responded to by over 1800 users with following demographics:
Gender – Male (75%) and Female (25%)
Age – Less than 18 (3%), 18-25 years (45%), 25-35 (40%), 35-45 (9%) and 45+ yrs (3%)
Geography – North (37%), West (16%), East (14%), South (25%) and Central India (8%)