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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