Holi Festival, India

Around the world certain occasions are celebrated in different ways. While glancing through the Boston Globe Traveler I found one that would put some literal meaning to Cyndi Laupers song “True Colors.” The Holi festival, known to the people of India as the commencement of the spring season is celebrated by singing loudly, dancing, playing games, letting their hair loose and showing their crazy selves. Below is a piece from the article:

Holi is a colorful festival – literally. On “Phalgun Purnima,” toward the end of February or beginning of March each year, revelers gather in the streets to celebrate the blossoming of spring by dousing one another in colored powder and water. Men and women flood the streets and mingle freely, a rare event.

“Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’.”

For more information check out the Boston Globe