Holi — a wonderful day of color. A day of celebrations where for many work stops and joyous celebration begins.
Many Indian’s warned us not to go out during the festival of color. The reason being that many of the powder colors are tainted with chemicals and shards of glass. The chemicals make it cheaper to make and sell. The shards of glass make it shimmer. No thank you. This mom picked up the colors at Fab India, all natural and organic. Still it has the potential to stain.
To protect our skin from the organic colors, I rubbed us down in organic sunscreen. Worked like a charm. Hair you are suppose to oil down–not happening with a toddler.
Picked up some local outfits to ruin. Sad to say, I was really starting to like my top. So if you see me in a very tainted blue indian top, You know it was enjoyed during Holi.
An explination of Holi from http://www.holifestival.org
The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.
Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. Numerous legends & stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and vivid. People rub ‘gulal’ and ‘abeer’ on each others’ faces and cheer up saying, “bura na maano Holi hai”. Holi also gives a wonderful chance to send blessings and love to dear ones wrapped in a special Holi gift.
Pictures of HBT and me celebrating Holi, at the big bungalow. We could not miss out on the opportunity to throw colors at each other.
As Beach said, “I get to throw colors at Mommy. We are Peacocks. ”