Holi- the festival of color

Last year around this time I was introduced to an Indian tradition known as Holi (The festival of colors). A few times a year the bosses of her company throw parties at there houses in the Hamptons and in Jersey. Showing appreciation for their hard work and dedication. On this particular day we were told to wear old clothes and be prepared to get dirty. As we drove towards the event Kay filled me in on what little she knew about the event. I was both curious and a little scared. Holi is a traditional Spring festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs in countries like India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The tradition celebrates the coming of the Spring and the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘evil’. Participants playfully throw colored powder and water at one another. Soaking one another with colored water guns and even going as far as throwing participants into pools. All while consuming alcohol, dancing and signing. By the end of the day our clothes, hair, skin, my camera were all covered in the powder. Kayuri was worried about damaging my camera but I told her “I may never get to witness something like this again. So I’ll take my chances.” We had a really great time that day and enjoyed celebrating with friends. 

4 thoughts on “Holi- the festival of color

  1. cool. the hindu festival of color looks like fun. we just dye eggs and pray to a mythical man hung on a cross.

  2. WOW WOWWOW! I always wanted to experience the holli fest, never knew where to go. Your pictures are beautiful… hope your camera is ok. Thank you for sharing them.

  3. Some of my favorites are Holi, the Hare Krishna festivals and Chinese New Year. So much color and life. My best advice is to always keep your eyes open and check local events. Thanks for the comment.

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