Holi Festival

last week we celebrated the yearly Hindu festival called Holi.
With the family and some friends we had some great fun playing with water and throwing the coloured powder at each other!

Take a look a the pictures and read the detailed info below about what the Holi festival is if your are interested :)

The Holi festival is also known as the "festival of spring", the "festival of colours", or the "festival of love". Its celebrated at the end of winter, on the last full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month marking the spring, making the date vary with the lunar cycle. The date falls typically in March, but sometimes late February of the Gregorian calendar.

The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest season. 

Children and youth spray coloured powder solutions (gulal) at each other, laugh and celebrate, while adults smear dry coloured powder (abir) on each other's faces. Visitors to homes are first teased with colours, then served with Holi delicacies (such as puranpoli, dahi-bada and gujia), desserts and drinks. After playing with colours, and cleaning up, people bathe, put on clean clothes, and visit friends and family.