Posts tagged ‘holi’

March 20, 2019

Happy Holi 2019

by duncanr

around the world today, millions of people – families, friends, neighbours, and strangers – will be dousing each other with coloured powders and water to celebrate Holi, aka the Festival of Colours to mark the beginning of spring – pics here

you will find no shortage of videos on Youtube showing people celebrating Holi but this one – which I have posted previously on madhatters – remains my favourite

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March 13, 2017

Holi: The Festival of Colours

by duncanr

today, Hindus celebrate Holi – the spring festival symbolising the victory of good over evil in which celebrants cover each other with coloured water and powders

click here to find out how Holi got it’s name http://tinyurl.com/zdy4h3n

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March 23, 2016

Happy Holi

by duncanr

around the world today, millions of people – families, friends, neighbours, and strangers – will be dousing each other with coloured powders and water to celebrate Holi

you will find no shortage of videos on Youtube showing people celebrating Holi but this one – which I have posted previously on madhatters – remains my favourite

March 6, 2015

Holi 2015

by duncanr

Holi, the Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring and the vanquishing of evil by good, dark by light, falls today this year

the festival is a riot of colour as family, friends, neighbours, and strangers douse one another with coloured powders and water

everyone joins in the fun – even these kids !

p.s. I posted this vid during holi last year but think it worth showing again

March 17, 2014

Holi

by duncanr

The weather, at long last, seems to have turned in the UK and I was able to give my grass the 1st cut of the year on Saturday – as did my neighbour, too

Hindus have a more colourful way of marking the arrival of Spring than mowing the lawn

During Holi, friends and strangers daub each other with colour. You’ll find plenty of images on Google or videos on youtube showing the exuberant celebration that is Holi. But today, I want to share with you this video of some kids joining in the fun

March 8, 2012

Happy Holi

by duncanr
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March 19, 2011

Happy Holi

by duncanr

Today sees the start of the Hindu Festival ‘Holi’ to mark the coming of Spring. It is a fun festival that includes pelting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers with coloured powders and paint

February 28, 2010

F*cken B*stard !!!

by duncanr

Oops, sorry – no offence meant

I’m just practicing my sweary words in case I get the chance to nip to Nepal for their ‘cursing festival’

It spans 10 days every year and during those 10 days youngsters are allowed to swear at each other, hurling such curses as –

“Monkey face, I hope your sons are as ugly as frogs,” and “I hope your buffaloes die of diarrhea,”

At the end of the 10 days they then set heaps of straw ablaze and fling powdered coloured paints and water at one another

Sounds like fun !!!

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