HOLI: FESTIVAL OF COLORS
While searching for flights to Maui on Bing, we saw an ad for “Wild World Parties.” The name and image intrigued us enough to click… and what did we find…
Holi, Festival of Colors. We have never seen anything like this before and are kinda shocked and bummed we didn’t already know about this. Below is a little info we picked up from Wikipedia.
Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated primarily by Hindus. It’s also known as Festival of Colors. Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.
We have to go! It is officially being added to the bucket list! Check out the photos and video below.