Holi ~ A Festival of Colors

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Holi is a festival celebrated by Hindus around the world.  Holi marks the beginning of spring, and it’s usually celebrated at the end of February or early March.  Participants in a Holi festival often throw brightly colored powder and scented water at each other.

The “Festival of Colors” is also a time for Hindus to relax social codes. Barriers between rich and poor, men and women, young and old are broken down by Holi’s bright colors. A familiar saying is bura na mano, Holi hai—don’t be offended, it’s Holi!

Aren’t these colors beautiful?

 

 

In response to this week’s Vibrant photo challenge.
Photo credit: Poras Chaudhary, MyShot

 

20 thoughts on “Holi ~ A Festival of Colors

  1. I reblogged this awesome post. I reblogged a post for the first time and just hope I did it right. I plan to post some pics of the Okuli, which is just round the corner and I was really happy to see this post. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Scribbles and commented:
    I was truly delighted to see this photo and this lovely post on Holi, especially as I am waiting for the Kodial Theru in general and the fun and colors of the Okuli in particular. Kodial Theru is just round the corner …

  3. Ah! I love it when I learn something new. Thanks for introducing me to this colorful festival and its momentary breakdown of class barriers.

  4. It’s immense fun to participate in Holi festivities! The spirit and joy is unmatched by any other event. Great post!

      1. I’ll keep visiting! My laptop had broken down so I couldn’t type as well from my cellphone. 🙂

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