Houston Holi Festival – Labeled as “The Biggest Holi Festival in The USA”

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.

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Ticket to fun!
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What am I in for???
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She was having TOOOO much fun!!!
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Didn’t see unhappy ANYWHERE! 🙂
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My camera backpack may NEVER be the same 🙂
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Such a blast!!
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The crowd was thrilled with the performances!
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These young ladies were EXCELLENT entertainers!!
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Not a clean face in sight!!
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He must not have been there long because I can still see his white shirt!
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There energy and happy faces made everyone happy and dancing!
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LOVED them!
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This lady was cracking me up – she was really in the spirit!!
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What a beautiful mess! I LOVE Holi Day!
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His face says it all!!! FUN!!!
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Two of the beautiful dancers
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Hope he has a change of clothes or towel in the car!!!
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I love seeing all the colors of happiness!
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How could you NOT want to take this family’s photo??!!!
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Break time!
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Look – it’s Rainbow Brite!!!
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A MUST do at least ONCE in your lifetime!!!
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I’d rather play in the colors!
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Such a great time!!
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The energy of this whole festival was so fun and carefree!!
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When’s the last time YOU did something this crazy fun??

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Please let me know if I got anything wrong as this was a first for me :).

Thanks for visiting and your comments!

Elizabeth

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