Events  Holi or the festival of Love
23/03/201600:00 TV5MONDE

 

 

India is a very dynamic country. Many different festivals and celebrations are held during the year across the whole territory - a good representation of the history, diversity, customs, religions and culture. 
 
India is also well known for its vibrant colors, from clothes and jewelry to the painted elephants…  One of the most famous and colorful festival is incontestably the Holi Festival (Festival of Colors). This festival is also celebrated in Nepal and Bangladesh as well as in other Hindu communities around the world. This year, it is celebrated on March 23rd. 

 
 
 
This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and also the gods Radha and Krishna’s unification. Everyone can join in, language and cultural barriers are overcome and people feel equal to each other. Holi Festival conveys an important and strong feeling of unity. Each participant use color powder to throw around and to cover others. It’s a lot of fun and women are traditionally dressed with their most colorful sari in order to spread joy and happiness. 
 
The signification of colors:
 
Green: happiness
Orange: optimism
Blue: vitality
Red: joy and love
 
 
After having splashed someone with color powder, people usually exclaim: “Bura Na Mano, Holi Hai!” which means: “Do not get angry, it is Holi!”


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