This pair of images were taken at a festival held at a local park this weekend. It had to be the most colorful event I had ever seen,with folks showering each other with intensely colorful powder. On the way there my daughter tells me she is not putting any color on,but a minute after arriving,she starts begging me to join in,which we gladly obliged.It was my first introduction to the festival called Holi,and it was a very happy and fun time. A few folks seemed to want to color me,but thankfully they refrained because of the camera I was holding. I had to keep my distance to keep the camera safe, but I thought this pair of images would give you some idea of the event.
Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colors and the festival of love.It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non Hindus in many parts of South Asia and beyond. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin. The festival has in recent times spread to Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love,frolic and colors.