Remember dreaming of having family-wide food fights as a kid? Well, how about a national festival where everyone throws colour at each other?! All. Day.
This is a real thing. Holi, होली, is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus as well as by Indians of other religions.
As you can imagine, I think the is the best festival idea ever. One of my dreams is to go to India during Holi. I mean, seriously, these kids are squirting colour out of water guns.
Understandably, Holi is frequently depicted in Bollywood movies. Here’s a scene from an old movie, Sholay.
If you’re not in India today, you’re probably not throwing colour on anyone. But here’s hoping for a day filled with amusement and joy!
Photo credit: Dawn.com
Have you ever celebrated Holi? Do you have any Holi memories to share?
Have you ever had a whole-family food fight?!
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To celebrate their book launch, I’ll be giving away 2 copies of Tim and Olive’s new book on Friday! There’s still time to win! To enter:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what you did before Thursday night. I will randomly choose 2 winners on Friday, so check back on Friday to see if you’ve won! Tim will send you a copy of the ebook if you’re chosen. And if you’re not, you can always check it out for yourself.