I learned this morning that the colorful emoji, in my team’s chat room is actually a nod to the Hindu holiday, Holi.
Even Google’s doodle is all colorful today!
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.
NO ONE IS SPARED.
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!