“May all your lives be as colorful as the Holi festivities which we are eagerly waiting for. Let us make others’ lives as colorful as we want ours to be. May your colorful lives touch the sky with glory.”
Today is Holi– the most colorful and vibrant Hindu festival of India. It’s a celebration of joy, peace, love, and forgiveness. People all over the world rejoice in this festive and playful celebration of the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘evil’. Bright colored powders, known as ‘Gulal’ are smeared on everyone’s faces, accompanied by splashing of colored water and throwing water balloons. The bright colors signify energy, life and joy.
Holi is celebrated at the beginning of Spring, so it has also become known as a celebration of spring, which is fitting as the colors of Holi mimic nature’s simultaneous colorful blossom. I have compiled some of the brilliance of this festival captured in living color from various sources around the world. Please enjoy the splendid display of color, merriment and frolic. Happy Holi!