March 11, 2009, is Holi, the "Festival of Colors" Day

"Celebrated Throughout India, Holi is a License to be Mischievous and have Fun"






Spring is a season of rebirth, of joy and hope. Throughout the world, there are many celebrations to herald Spring, such as Mardi Gras (celebrated in New Orleans & Brazil), Songkran (Water Festival of Thailand), Easter Pomlázka or Korbáč (Czeck Republic and Slovakia respectively) and the Festival of Holi (India). Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna according to the Hindi calendar or in March or April based on our Gregorian calendar. The spring festival is a colorful ardor to win the blessings of Gods for good harvests and fertility of the land. 

The festivities with its charismatic charm and vibrancy are widely celebrated throughout India as well as communities worldwide who are drawn to this Hindi festival. Online searching, with tags such as Hindi, Indian, Holi color festival, Krishna and celebrations, is likely to locate a Holi celebration in a big city near you. Some 2009 celebrations on Saturday, March 28 I found include Stanford, California,and Spanish Fork, Utah.

The Holi Festival, also known as the "Festival of Colors," is a celebration of Lord Krishna and God's Creations. It is celebrated with an abundance of fun and frolic in association with the immortal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. India's celebrations of this festival are fascinating. It is a festival that holds no bars and knows no boundaries. Streets are filled with fun and frolic, and the exuberance and the bonhomie with which it is celebrated, is simply a sight to behold. The mere mention of "Holi" brings smiles and enthusiasm for the upcoming celebrations. Spring brings with it the changing of season and historically believed to cause viral cold and fever, and the playful throwing of powdered medical herbs was to ward off these ills.