Are you ready for some Holi?!?!

Jabalpur 2002

We’ve got less than two weeks until Holi, and I might be getting a little excited.

The religious festival, this year scheduled for March 1, involves people getting a bit out of control and painting each other with colored water and powder and paint and God knows what else. It’s symbolic of spring’s triumph over winter, good over evil, and the open future over bygones past.

More photos after the break.

Jabalpur 2002

Thane 2004

Thane 2004

I’ve shot the celebration a couple times (see above) and will traveling this year with my mother who is visiting relatives in Pune. Don’t know how much I’ll be celebrating there. The city is of course dealing with the fallout of the recent bombing of a popular tourist hangout, but India tends to bounce back quickly and I imagine it will be a jolly good time like always.

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3 Responses to “Are you ready for some Holi?!?!”

  1. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » Six months out, not looking back Says:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:33 am

    [...] for a recap just now; it’s all here on the blog anyway. A photo of me cheesing it up from Holi should suffice. Share this [...]

  2. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » Holi cow! Well, not really… Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    [...] or powdered paint or dyed water balloons or mud or ash at each other. I’ve been in India twice for the festival, held in the spring to, among other things, herald the coming of the warm [...]

  3. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » Holi mubarak! Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    [...] Holiday Ever. No celebrating this year (Holi officially was Wednesday). Above shot comes from 2011, the last time [...]

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