What to Know About Holi, India’s Most Colorful Tradition

by | Mar 25, 2024 | Photo

Celebrants are covered in red and pink hues outside a temple.


Hindu devotees celebrate the festival of Holi in Uttar Pradesh, India, in 2022.Credit…Adnan Abidi/Reuters

The ancient festival has Hindu roots, but growing numbers worldwide.

The New York Times: A rainbow haze swirls through India, where raucous laughter rings out as friends and strangers douse one another with fists full of pigmented powder. It is time for the ancient Hindu tradition of Holi, an annual celebration of spring.
Holi is in part a celebration of the love between Krishna and Radha that looks past differences. Today, some of the gulal used during Holi is synthetic. But the colors traditionally come from natural ingredients, such as dried flowers, turmeric, dried leaves, grapes, berries, beetroot and tea…

error: Content is protected !!

Pin It on Pinterest