Style-Delights: Happy Holi! (If you don't know what this means, read below!)

March 7, 2012

Happy Holi! (If you don't know what this means, read below!)

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!
Jeez! My man can pose!!!

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?? 

This post is a part of Fashion Friday Linkup

45 comments :

  1. I love holi...everything about it. Sadly,I am allergic to synthetic colors,so can't participate in the color smearing :( But i love watching people and burning holika. A very happy holi to you and your family :)

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  2. Hi Jyoti, wishing you a very happy Holi ! We don't play with colors but me and my hubby smear colors on one another's face and hands ! When I was a child, I thought it was fun, it was so cool ! But now , I find it messy because of the way people play it - some people would even go to the extent of putting colors inside your eyes even if you don't like it .

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    1. Thanks Sanghmitra. Yes, taking the festival to the extreme is scary!

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  3. This looks like so much fun - I would love to do this!!! thanks for your stopping by - following you now :)

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    1. Thanks Jersey Blogess! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  4. This is so awesome! I've never heard about Holi! Thank you for explaining it. Your family is beautiful. I want to thank you for your comment yesterday. It really touched me. Your blog is awesome and I'm so glad you decided to continue. I'm definitely a reader. Wishing you a wonderful day.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! You are so sweet! Have a great day!

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  5. What could be better than a festival of colors! Thank you for the explanation. Happy Holi!

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  6. How fun! I would love to participate in this celebration! I head to India soon for the first time...so excited!

    xx
    Kecia
    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kecia! You will have great time in India - be prepared for some chaotic fun!:-)

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  7. I've never heard of Holi but it looks like a fabulous time. I would love to wear a sari someday...a very ornate one...ok not as ornate as the bridal kind but a turquoise one with gold sequins trim :) BTW...did I ever tell you that my two favorite bollywood stars are Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra.

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    1. Wow Bessie! I am amazed at your bollywood knowledge!:-) I love them both too. Our movies tend to be on the sillier side though!:-)

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  8. Hii.. I know about Holi but never celebrate it.. never get the chance as in my place, nobody is celebrating.. but I'm sure it is so much of fun! Thanks for visiting my blog.. I'm following you!
    XOXO

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  9. I've never heard of Holi but it looks like u had a lot of fun :-)

    I just started following you

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  10. Happy Holi! I had no idea something like that exists:) Thank You for letting me know. I'm following you too :)

    XXX

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  11. That looks fun!

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  12. Wow beautiful festival of colors!!!

    Hi lovely, thank you for your visit!!! I like your blog!!
    I follow you too!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thanks Marcela, hope you are having a great day!

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  13. Woooow nice pics and happy holi for you too!!!!!

    xoxo

    i follow you back

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  14. I had never heard of this tradition before. It looks like so much fun though and I would do it! Great post and I really like your blog! I'm following on GFC and bloglovin. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and for following!


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  15. Thanks a bunch for dropping in, I follow you back with pleasure, you've got a really nice blog!:) Btw, nice post, I like the images and the colors!:) Kisses from Italy!:) xoxo

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  16. I saw amazing pictures of people celebrating Holi! I would love to roll in all these colors!
    And thanx for visiting my blog! <3

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  17. Wow it must be really enjoyable ! And it looks great :)
    Thank you for a lovely comment and follow you back :)
    xo

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  18. Well,Happy Holi !It looks like people are having so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Dora! Hope to see you back soon! Have a great day!

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  19. I actually dont enjoy holi ,because lot many times people become wild and forcely put colors on you .
    I hope u had loads of fun ...njoy the colors Jyoti :)

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  20. Happy Holi to you too!!! The last pic is the best! :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy Holi to you too! You look so beautiful in holi colors and so put together! You have a beautiful family. Love your blog.

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  22. This seems like such a delightful holiday. Perhaps you should let your daughter participate.

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