Friday, July 31, 2009

Holi Cow

Images taken from here

"Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Guyana, and Nepal. On the second day, known as Dhulhendi, people spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other. The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. Thus, the playful throwing of the colored powders has a medicinal significance: the colors are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Ayurvedic doctors."

Yes, Holi festival. One of my favorite things. It always, always leaves a smile on my face when I watch it on TV or if I see some photos of this beautiful celebration. It's full of color, joy, but still sacred the same time. I'd love to go to India to join them, someday. I'll go dancing and spread the love.