India is a country of myriad cultures and even more festivals, some celebrated by people of specific regions or religions, while others celebrated across the country. If you are not familiar with India, it is very important to remember, that it is many countries in one.
Holi, the festival of colours, is one such festival which was celebrated across the country yesterday. Most popular in the northern part, nonetheless, people across the country enjoy dunking their friends in different shades of colours on this day! It is a festival celebrated by both old and young, rich and poor, men and women. Hence, the title – Uniting Colours of Holi.
As with most Indian festivals, the origin of Holi is also steeped in Hindu mythology. If you are interested to learn more about it, you can check out my post published during last year’s Holi.
But, I would like to believe and hope that the festival of Holi goes beyond mere religion, and is, in fact a great unifier.
It is a major risk to photograph something whose main ingredients are water and powdered colours, the greatest enemies known to photography gear.
However, if it’s there, it has to be shot! 🙂
Some more photographs, assuming you liked what you saw in the gallery!
Hope these moments brought a smile to your face. 🙂