The Colors Of Holi

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Holi_Festival

Holi, known as the festival of colors, will be celebrated this Monday in many parts of the world, including India, Nepal, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and increasingly, throughout much of the rest of the world (especially those areas with a large Indian population). The date varies every year (it falls on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna), and the festival marks the end of winter and the onset of spring, and symbolizes the victory of good overcoming evil.

The two main rituals associated with Holi are the burning of an effigy of Holika (in the Hindu religion, Holika was the evil sister of demon king Hiranyakashipu who attempted to trick her nephew into being burned on a pyre to punish him for disobeying his father), followed the next day by a celebration of colors, resulting in the many colorful images of Holi seen every year.

[Holi via Vixolo]

By Matt Stabile

TheExpeditioner

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  • Hello Guys..
    Nice blog.. Good job.. Interesting post. Thank you so much for the information. It’s a great post…I love travelling and want to travel all over the world. Explore new places, adventurous things and many more. And photographs are just amazing. Keep writing !!!

  • Vinita (travelontrack.com)

    Hello Matt,

    Good shot:-) Holi festival is one of my favorite festival.

    Thank you & keep up the good travel:-)

  • Trusted Traveller

    Beautiful photo Matt. What an interesting celebration.

    • MattStabile

      Looks amazing right? It’s definitely on my bucket list.

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