Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pink Saturday - Holi Festival

Pink Saturday - Beverly at the blog "How Sweet the Sound" hosts Pink Saturday. Let the color pink inspire you!

It's pink, it's purple, it's every color in the rainbow! Holi is the name of a spring festival celebrated in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other countries where there are Hindu communities. In 2011, Holi is celebrated on March 19 and March 20.

People celebrate with bonfires and by throwing colored powder and colored, scented water at one another. The celebration commemorates the miraculous escape of Prahlad, a devotee of the god Vishnu, from the fires of the Demoness Holika. The festival really celebrates the end of winter, and people let loose.

Here in Los Angeles there are several Holi celebrations taking place. One is at Will Rogers Beach in Pacific Palisades, near our home. I'm hoping to stop by and enjoy - and will share what I see with you all.

Photos taken from online sites.

5 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Are goggles and dust masks considered gauche at a Holi event? Looks fun, but sneezy and teary (I'm just asking for trouble from Disney lawyers, aren't I?).

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Glennis. I am so excited and happy to find your smiling face here this morning.

And, you taught me something new. Very interesting - and very pretty. This is quite an unusual and colorful celebration.

Kathy Rogers said...

I'm with BBBBastard. That last photo, while beautiful, just makes my eyes itch!

kcinnova said...

What a colorful way to start Spring! Great photographs, esp. that last one.

holi cards 2013 said...

The Holi Festival 2013. It's one of the most famous event in India where people play it by applying or throwing Abir or Gulal (color powder) to each other. The festival is celebrated in spring season.