Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The festival of colors: Holi

Today (March 14) was Holi. It's one of the most beloved festivals in India. It originated as a Hindu tradition and now has transformed into a secular phenomenon. I have a lot of fond memories and feel sad that I can't participate in the festivities being several thousand miles away from family and friends in India.

Pictures from family/childhood:

^ This picture showcases my brother Robi and I with two neighbours with color all over. I am the guy with the girl on the lap and my brother is the fair boy on the bottom stair.

^ This is my family including relatives and some friends. I am not in the picture because I was in the US studying while they were celebrating..

Pictures from flickr:

If you are still interested in seeing more pictures, follow the link to pictures tagged with holi on flickr.

Tags: Pictures

[Listening to: Problem Girl - Rob Thomas - Something To Be (3:55)]


TNChick said...

Interesting. I'd never heard of the festival...

I see you're listenin' to Rob Thomas... what a co-winky-dink... so was I... and also just left a comment about him somewhere else. LOL :)

Thx for complimenting a photo that I took :)

Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun!

indoloony said...

It's a great festival! One of the most vibrant one around.. Hehe, the coincidence about rob thomas was weird, eh?

Your photos are indeed pretty darn cool!