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Holi: The Festival of Colours

Updated on April 8, 2014

Holi Festival in India

Each year, Holi is celebrated throughout India, from north to south, as well as Indian communities abroad. This Hindu festival, which marks the end of winter and beginning of spring, is celebrated during the full moon of the month of Phalguna (February-March) for two days. On the day of Holi, everyone throws powder and colored water on each others.

This year, Holi will be celebrated on March 27.

A Festival with many virtues

From North to South India - and even in Indian communities abroad, such as Nepal, Mauritius or even Rotterdam - Hindus and non-Hindus gather to celebrate Holi.

This feast has a symbolic dimension because during few days social barriers fall, and men and women are equal. The festival of colors brings all social castes. Holi has a powerful unifying spirit: the arrival of spring is an opportunity to forgive his enemies and show his love to his family and friends.

Holi is also appreciated for its "medical" virtues. Indians, supported by the theories of biologists believe in the purifying action of the color used in the painting, which once spread over the body, penetrates into the pores. Contact between the color and the pores would strengthen the body's natural defenses.

Holi: Festival of Colours

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Strand of Silk

Strand of silk is a online retailer of contemporary indian Fashion. On their website they have chosen from their colourful vibrant products so let's celebrate the festival of colour in style. Each colour symbolizes different meanings, pick up the right outfit to represent your personality this spring!

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The Holi Festival in London

This is such an exciting event, however if you live in Europe its not easy to get to India to experience this festival. That is why there is the London version that happens every summer! On the 2nd August 2014 in Wembley Park there will be an explosion of colour and excitement! There is music, performance, dance and much more! I will definitely be heading down in my white clothes to have some fun and get nice and colourful!