Yay, it is that time of year again, Holi. Holi is one of my favorite times of year. It is the Hindu Festival of Color-- a yearly festival celebrating the return of color to the world. Holi is celebrated on the Phalgun Purnima (or Pooranmashi, Full Moon) in the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu Calendar. This year the celebration starts on March 8 and lasts two days, ending on March 9th--the actual day of Holi.
Originally a festival to celebrate the coming of spring, good harvests and fertility of the land, today Holi is seen as a time to shed inhibitions and caste aside differences and enjoy a day of fun and festivities. According to The Festival of Colors, "Holi celebrates the spirit of life which is happiness and merriment. This festival is about letting go of whatever has happened and enjoy life together with friends and family. Liveliness of spring season takes its heights, when colors and flowers swathe the courtyards and streets throughout the country."
It's Holi, celebrate the color in your life!