Holi – The Festival of Colors


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Last Wednesday (March 11th), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion. Collected here are photos from this year’s Festival of Colors.

You should Netflix a movie called Outsourced, with Josh Hamilton, who played Grover in Noah Bombach’s Kicking and Screaming. Anyway, it’s a fairly sweet natured romantic comedy about a guy working in India.  The climactic “frantically running to prove my love” scene was shot during Holi.

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