22 March 2008

Happy Holi!

This morning I heard excited screaming and laughter outside my window. My neighbours were playing Holi!

This colourful festival celebrating the arrival of spring is mostly celebrated in North India but it seems to be becoming more and more popular in the South. It involves throwing coloured powder and water at friends and family members, covering them completely in a riot of colours!

To get a taste of the spirit of this festival, watch this clip (from a Bollywood film featuring stars Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini):


Unknown said...

Don't you just love how everyone is wearing white in the film clip? Holi isn't celebrated in Chennai but it looks fun.

Jen Kumar said...

Hi.. You may be interested to read an article I wrote on connections between Holi and another festival that happens in select parts of Kerala at the same time!

GMG said...

Hope you had a great Holi time!
The video is amazing!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter where I'm now strolling around Bilbao!
Have a great weekend!