061 – Happy Holi

I learned this morning that the colorful emoji,holi in my team’s chat room is actually a nod to the Hindu holiday, Holi.

Even Google’s doodle is all colorful today!

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Nice work Google!

Why have I’ve never heard of this tradition before?

The holiday is celebrated over two days, with the first night devoted to performing religious rituals intended to destroy internal evil, while the second is all out color-fight where people smear and throw colors all over each other.


According to the wikipedia article,

“In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colors.”

Well, I can get behind that!

In honor of the holiday and the tradition of throwing color on your loved ones, I decided to throw some color around via my favorite colorizer app, Prisma.

Happy Holi, everyone!

And, my acoustic guitar!

And, some flowers!


  1. Very fun pictures! India is crazy during this holiday. Our friends live in Chennai and have sent pictures. Check out some videos online. I’ve always wonder if it’s bad to breathe the powder and how long it takes to get out of clothes and off bodies. Guess I’m just a paranoid American! I prefer the beautiful color enhancement for photos!

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  2. My Indian friend tells me the festival of Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil and the coming of spring. It is mostly observed in northern India. He says people color each other with powders and spray colored water at folks just passing by on the streets. It’s better, according to him, to avoid the celebrating crowds especially if your wearing a white shirt or pants, In the evening it’s all about visiting relatives and friends.

    What fitting way to celebrate the awaking of spring. The transition to spring does feel as though goodness and beauty have reemerged again. Wishing you all the joys of spring!

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