This past Saturday I got to usher in spring in rainbow style at the Holi Festival of Colors. It’s one of my very favorite things to do, and I look forward with anticipation to the big day every year. And what an exciting and amazing day it was, with not one, but two color throwing celebrations.
Krishna leader Caru Das shared the message of peace and love and VARIETY with the crowd, as he explained the meaning of the Holi Festival.
According to the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple website…
Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors.
And a big happy thinks to Caru Das for the shout out to Kate at the festival on Saturday. It seems Caru Das is a fan of Coffee Break with Liz and Kate (or at least the story we ran last week on the upcoming festival.) When he was explaining the best way to throw the colors, he shared the story of Kate and her purple q tips. ( In case you missed that story last week, I told about how last year I got hit in my right ear with an entire bag of purple powder and it took 3 1/2 months of purple q tips before I got it all out.)
I decided the best way for me to share my adventure with you is through my photographs of the festival, so I hope you enjoy!
Come back tomorrow for more photos of this year’s festival.
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