Posted by: Shanie Matthews | March 18, 2011

Celebrating the Festival of Colors to Inspire Global Joy

I love color. Happy colors like yellow and orange bring an uplifting feeling just by their presence…blue: calming, brown: grounding, red: loving…each color in the spectrum a beautiful visual of a loving relationship between light and reflection.

So, in gratitude for the pleasure of color, I would like to extend a “Happy Holi” to all!

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is celebrated this year from March 19th to the 20th. A religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus all over India since ancient times, it is celebrated over two days and is the most important holiday in India after Diwali (the Festival of Lights). The celebration is held at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March in the Gregorian Calendar.

The festival of Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Srilanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, the UK, the USA, the Republic of Mauritius, and the Republic of the Fiji Islands. In fact, this beautiful celebration is considered a national holiday in Nepal, despite one’s religion, because of the magnitude of positivity it creates.

 

Seriously…how can you frown when you are covered in rainbows?

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