Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Holi has got to be my favorite festival, period.
I just love how vibrant everything is. Obviously, the various colored powders and paints are great and fun to take photos of. But what I love the most about this festival is that everyone in it is happy. And it’s so obvious. You see that they are smiling with their eyes, and they welcome connecting with another person, they are relaxed and are just ready to have a good time.
Wanting to know more about my favorite festival, I came across this description on about.com:
The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colors of Unity & Brotherhood – an opportunity to forget all differences and indulge in unadulterated fun. It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, creed, color, race, status or sex. It is one occasion when sprinkling colored powder (‘gulal’) or colored water on each other breaks all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and universal brotherhood is reaffirmed. This is one simple reason to participate in this colorful festival.
Back in 2010, I also went to this festival and you can see photos I’ve taken here and here!