Thursday, March 31, 2011

Holy HOLI!!!!

Holi is a spring religious festival here in India.... They celebrate it by throwing colored powder and buckets of water on eachother... and dancing the day away! (my kind of festival!!!) One of my yoga teachers explained that the meaning behind putting the colored powder on your neighbors, friends, and strangers so that we lose our identification, and look inside instead of externally. Unfortunately, Holi in many places has turned into a drunken crazed festival with a lot of groping from florescent pink powdered men. Luckily, we found safety within the walls of our yoga ashram, and the surrounding streets. We did venture out, but only made it a few houses down before getting DOUSED with buckets of water from the neighboring kids on the rooftops. We danced on the streets for hours as our faces and bodies constantly changed colors... Happy HOLI!!!! ;-D






even the cows of Rishikesh took part in Holi! ;-)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We just saw a little skit about this on Nick Jr. of all places. Chloe loved it and asked if she could use "watercolors too". We love and miss you Cal. Glad you are having so much fun! Erin

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this is cool... only seen it in movies!!

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