Holi, Festival of Color

Holi is Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent, celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”. Obviously, Holi is a festival to shower color and joy.

It’s Holi last Saturday. Tosha invited me to join Holi. I can feel that people are already eager to move and can’t wait to start playing colors. Suddenly I don’t know who screamed “start!” the crowd was like water running out of control and run outside. For a time, my vision of Tosha is blue ( haha..) Everyone is caught in a melee. Great excitement can be seen in people on that day when it is actually the time for the play of colors. The grass is also dyed and people get all the time to get crazy and whacky. Bright colors fill the air and people take turns in pouring color each other. Students take special delight in spraying colors on one another with their special color “weapon”. The whole process lasted for about half an hour, everyone became colorful, my eyebrows were dyed in blue (so funny)

Later I found that Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated.



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