Friday, July 16, 2010

Holi = The Feast of Colors

The Holi - sometimes called "the feast of colors or Phâlgunotsava - is the Hindu festival of the vernal equinox. It finds its origin in the Vasantotsava, both a celebration and rite of spring fertility.

It is celebrated throughout India in two days during the full moon of the month Phalguna which falls from February to March. The Holi is dedicated to Krishna in the north of India and Kama in the south.

The Holi is celebrated with particular fervor in Orissa and in the region of Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna.

The night of the first day of the feast, a fire is lit to recall the burning of Holika. The second day, known as the Rangapanchami, people dressed in white, move with pigments of colors that flow one to another, then it is customary to apologize after sacrificed in the rite colored by "Bura na mano, Holi hai" ("Do not be angry, it's Holi" in Hindi). It is also the opportunity to invite each other to share the dishes prepared specially for this occasion.

The pigments they throw themselves have a precise meaning: green for harmony, orange for optimism, blue for the vitality and red for joy and love.


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