Thursday, 14 April 2011

Colours of Holi

Up until last weekend, when my friend informed me of it, I didn't know anything about Holi! There's some rather avant-garde looks accidentally created by what looks like a very fun process! It's by the far the most colourful celebration I've ever seen and here is a summary according to the BBC:
  • A spring festival, usually celebrated in March
  • Holi also celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad
  • Holi is particularly celebrated in North India
  • Although Holi has religious roots there are few religious things to do
  • Distinctions of caste, class, age, and gender are suspended during Holi
  • A very exuberant festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of paint
  • Holi features gender rivalry, with contests between men and women, and public flirting
  • Bonfires are lit during Holi, and food offerings are roasted
  • The festival is officially celebrated on the day after full moon during the month of Phalunga, which falls in February-March








    3 comments:

    1. i heard about this through this blog: http://galadarling.com/article/happy-phagwah-from-new-york i dont really like her blog, but the holi photos are good

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    2. Ha! Her description is much more in depth though for one thing. Asha told me about it cause they were using the same powder in a Bollywood song we watched on youtube

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    3. Have a look at the Holi references for the recent Thakoon catwalk show in New York.

      http://www.style.com/blogs/beautycounter/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/thakoon-backstage-beauty-ss-2012
      www.style.com

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