Saturday, I went to the Houston Holi Festival. Several of my blogger friends have mentioned “Happy Holi” so I wanted to share in the experience! The festival was a blast! People throw or rub colored powder on one another as a token of love, togetherness, forgiveness and restoration of relationships of all kinds. From what I have researched, the idea behind this is that in color we are all one and the same…no, skin color, economical, religious, etc. separates us. I like that! Plus it was just super fun to see all those colors all over everyone and people just having fun like children! There was also a ton of vendor booths with Indian foods, merchandise and lots of great entertainment!! The crowd was all smiles and fun!! The Bollywood performances were really a hit too!!
Holi is derived from the word “hola” the meaning of which is to offer prayers to the gods for good harvest.
Color symbolization that I’ve found so far are: Green: Nature, Blue: Life and Power, Yellow: Healing and Holiness, Red: Opulence, Fertility, White: Purity and Serenity.
Please let me know if I got anything wrong as this was a first for me :).
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