Holi, the festival of colors

28 Aug

 Every spring the festival of colors or the Holi festival is celebrated by hindus all over the world, but mainly in India.

 India is the largest country in south-Asia and the population is about 1,1 trillion. India is devided into 28 states and the Holi festival is celebrated more in the north than the south of the country. About two million tourists visit every year to join in on the festivities and enjoy the experience.

Hindus celebrates Holi to welcome the spring and a new season. They celebrate by throwing colored powder and perfume at each other in the streets. By the time the moon comes out they also light a big bonfire. The celebration always starts at the same date as the last full moon in february/march, so the date is different every year. The festival lasts for two days and is one big party. After the celebration everyone who attended is coverd in different colors from head to toe.

 The festival is not only celebrated in India, but in many countries all over the world. Berlin in Germany is one of many places were people celebrate.

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This picture shows why they call it the festival of colors, and its taken in Berlin.Image

This picture is from the Holi festival in India.

 

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3 Responses to “Holi, the festival of colors”

  1. Ann S. Michaelsen 31/08/2012 at 15:38 #

    Seems to be to be a great festival with colors and happy people. I wonder why this is a news today if they celebrate Holi festival in the spring! I can see why you would want to write about it because the colours are great in the pictures!

  2. heyhey 04/09/2012 at 10:45 #

    Wow, really nice blog Hanne!

  3. haakonmasst 18/09/2012 at 10:00 #

    Hey Hanne! Your text is really nice written and I think you’re very good to distinguish between the general facts and what the festival is all about. Your pictures ar cool too. The only thing i think you should have written was why and when the hindus made this tradition;)

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