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Holi: The Festival of Colors

Postby Mr. G » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:48 pm

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Around the world, Hindus celebrated Holi last weekend. Called the Festival of Colors, Holi is a popular springtime festival observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike, celebrating the arrival of Spring, commemorating Krishna's pranks, and allowing everyone a momentary freedom -- a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011 ... 11/100032/

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Re: Holi: The Festival of Colors

Postby Blue Garuda » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:12 pm

Some background:

http://www.holifestival.org/history-of-holi.html

Not a festival to attend in your best clothes! :)
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Re: Holi: The Festival of Colors

Postby Mr. G » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:38 pm

Thanks for that link Yeshe!
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