Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Holi : The Festival of Colors

It is that time of the year again......Holi is here :) When I was younger and living in India, Holi in my family was all about revelry and the onslaught of colors. 

 Holi is the Festival of Colors. The best part about the festival is that you get to smear color on your friends and family:) It is a fun and joyous event. The celebrations last from morning till night. Today it is a lot different and very subdued. Here in the States its hard to re-create that mood. However, I do try and celebrate all the festivals with my children. What I miss the most is my mom's fabulous cooking, the gifts we got from my grandmother and the songs she sang. There is so much more that it is hard to put in words! I miss my family, I miss my friends and I miss those carefree days!  I distinctly remember that I had colored nails for almost a week after Holi :)  I loved playing Holi and I would get rather aggressive with the colors :) 
 
Tomorrow, I plan to cook for my family, smear them with a wee bit of color and keep the traditions alive :)  A very Happy Holi to all those who are celebrating!! Here are a few images from my home as I get ready for Holi.

So what are some of your favorite memories of festivals growing up?










Images: My Dream Canvas and subject to copyright.

10 comments:

kala said...

ABSOLUTELYYY GORGEOUSSSSS SNAPSSSSSSSSSSSS

Jennifer said...

Beautiful photos. I always loved Easter when I was a child and I think it's still my favorite.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

yeah,love the snaps.beautiful anu. Happy Holi wishes to you and family

Emreen said...

Lovely snaps anu, wish you and your family a happy holi !!!,

viji said...

Lovely pictures. So beautiful for Holi.
viji

Reema Saravanan said...

Beautiful Images

Reshma at colorcanopy.blogspot.com said...

Happy Holi to you too!

Inspiring Imagery said...

Great photos!

Vandana said...

Happy holi to you and your family!the images are so colourful and rightfully so as holi is a lot about vibrant colours!and yes,I remember how I'd have colours on me that wouldn't go go no matter how hard I scrubbed myself!

Cathy Trochelman said...

I just read a book about Holi to kids at our church....they loved the idea of smearing colors on one another :) Beautiful pictures.
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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