Yes, the pictures you see below are real people throwing colored powered at each other and no its not a riot! It is Holi! The riot of colors.
For those who are not familiar with Holi - It is a festival of colors celebrated in India and in the countries with a big Indian diaspora. It is a festival that commemorates good harvests and the fertile land. It is a celebration of spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It has the religious legends too, which if you are interested - you can Google, I am just keeping this blog free of religion and politics;-)
Anyhoo, I have some really fun Holi memories from my childhood - the colors, the food, the song and dance and the all around cheer of the festival. If you like to be clean and untouched this festival is not for you!!
This is me and the hubby dear celebrating Holi with friends circa 2011. This year, we are staying indoors!
|No Makeup Required!|
My American daughter does not understand what is going on! LOL!
Do you celebrate Holi? What is your favorite thing about this festival?
For those who didn't know about Holi, do you find it Intriguing/Fun/Messy??
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