Holi, the Festival of Colors took place on March 8, 2012. The basic legend of Holi goes that Prahlad, the son of Hiranyakashyap, was attempted to be killed by his aunt Holika because he would not worship his father. Holika entered a blazing fire with Prahlad on her lap (which she was supposed to be protected from), and due to her sinister desire, was destroyed in the flame. Prahlad was unscathed. Holi gets its name from Holika and celebrates the victory of good over evil. On this day, people celebrate by throwing colored powder at each other, mainly during the morning and early afternoon. It was so neat to see the streets just covered in every color imaginable, not mention all over the people! Christy and ventured out although we were a bit nervous- but hey, you are most likely in India for Holi only once! We had a blast getting just covered in greens, pinks, dark purples - made all the grosser from water! I especially loved some of the looks we received from employees upon returning to our hotel! Such an exciting and fun-filled day!
^ Even poor dogs and goats couldn't escape the Holi madness
^ Returning from Holi
^ These are after we washed our arms and faces!