Holi is celebrated across India, especially in the North and also countries like Nepal. Due to the spread of Indian culture across the world, now holi celebrations can be seen in many parts of America and Europe as well. As it is a festival of colors, people celebrate holi by singing and dancing and coloring each other using water colors or colored powder. The date of holi is decided based on the date of full moon occurrence in spring and in 2014, holi celebrations fall on March 17th, Monday.
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Loved playing Holi when I was kid. This was the most enjoying holiday of all.
Thank you EmmaSRose and DerdriuMarriner :)
This year both St. Patrick's day and Holi celebrations were on the same day, I have to see if its like that every year.
VioletteRose, You've selected charming photos for this happy holidays. I'm reading this on St. Patrick's Day, so it's fun to see all the green in the photos.
Thank you :) I am glad you enjoyed reading this!
I really enjoyed reading about Holi - which I haven't heard of until now!
Thank you for reading and commenting :)
@Mira That sounds interesting, I didn't know that clover was associated with something other than St. Patrick's Day
@Valeed Nowadays holi is celebrated in many other places outside India, hope you can see it sometime!
I have heard a lot about holi but never watched people celebrating it in real. I hope one day when I visit India, I might watch it in person :)
I didn't know about this tradition. We have something similar in March about good winning over evil and spring over winter, but it's not a festival. We just give each other (men to women or women to women, mostly) tokens of good luck: four-leaf clovers, ladybugs, and so forth.