Festival of Colors

Yesterday in India there was the Festival of Colors or Holi (Hindi: होली,Nepali: होली, Punjabi: ਹੋਲੀ Sindhi: هولي), a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus with a festival of colors.

To me the most excellent thing about the festival of colors is that it celebrates a time of the year that we can all celebrate. The coming of Spring.

The other wonderful thing about this festival is the equality factor. Holi lessens most of the things that normally separate people (social norms), which includes gaps between age, gender, status, and caste. So the rich and poor, women and men, enjoy each other’s presence on this day. No social expectations of “correctness”; as a result, the atmosphere is one filled with the joy of living life together.

Around the world there are/were many similar celebrations that take/took place. All for theOne primary purpose of coming together for the well being of society. If that is the case, it wouldn’t hurt (be a bad idea) for people everywhere to embrace a global “Festival of Colors! Anything that helps us celebrate unity and that we are all “one” on our planet – a very good thing to do.

Just my thoughts on the subject!

(feel free to take the “one” image with you to your blog site) There are no links back to my location. Since I made this illustration I give it to anyone who feels as I do about wanting “all” people on the planet to be regarded as “one” with everyone else!

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~ Penny

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18 thoughts on “Festival of Colors

  1. We should have that celebration here. Maybe that’s why winter hasn’t left – we need to celebrate a festival of colors!
    Thanks for the “One” – Going to add it to my blog.
    xx 🙂 🙂 xx

    • No worries Mr. Elephant. The radiant energy coming from the joy and laughter of people of all kinds make up for the inability to distinguish certain colours in this video. All’s good! 🙂 xx

  2. Such a wonderful derivation from the festival of colours Penny! Its really great to see people all over the world knowing about different festivals and traditions through each other’s blog. Everyone has the urge to discover the hidden and concealed corner of the earth and embracing the lives of all from the rest of the world is what is termed as humanity. Thousand of miles apart everyone here feels and enjoys the festivity across any corner of the world. Indeed you have stated correctly it is the festival of colours which doesn’t discriminate the caste creed and status…

    • Isn’t it wonderful. All about color, joy, happiness, hugs and sharing. Can’t get any better than that – Okay, people unified to overcome the ills of the planet – that would be even better! Still this is great! I agree with you! 🙂

  3. I just love this festival!! All your friends and family get together, and make sure that not a single patch of skin on anyone is clean and dry!! It sure is a lot of fun… And as you pointed out, it bridges the gaps of so many social norms…

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