The Festival of Colors – Holi
People in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion. Collected here are photos from this year’s Festival of Colors.
These photos bring happiness, we must to be a part of this!
I first heard about Holi six months ago and thought it was the most beautiful thing ever. Came across these pictures and I still think that it’s the most amazing celebration a person could have ever come up with. I wanted to go to India at some point, but seeing this solidifies that. I have to go in the springtime.
What amazing images and what an amazing festival! this should be celebrated in more places, it is so very beautiful and the world could use more color!
For more information about this festival go here.