So these exciting photos have been popping up all over my Facebook.
How EPIC does that look?
But what is it? Where is it? When is it?
The Facebook is all coy and ‘teaser trailerish’. So here’s what I can say for sure:
Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose,commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.
Colourful powders mixed with mild levels of aggression and attack? I’m IN!
Holi Cape Town Facebook Page here.
If anyone knows when, where or why this is coming to Cape Town, please let me know. Till then, I’m keeping an ear to the ground, and hand in the paint.
*Colour Filled High Five*