Celebration Time

 Photo by  Kumar  on  flickr

Photo by Kumar on flickr

Originally posted on Finding Isvara on March 16th, 2017

All over the world, people celebrate. Anything and everything can be celebrated, -- people, the weather, food even good and evil. Sometimes we know the reasons behind a celebration; other times we join a celebration because it seems fun, without giving it a second thought.

Spring is soon to begin in the northern hemisphere and it is the reason for many celebrations around the world. This week, Hindus celebrated Holi, The Festival of Colors. Holi is observed on the last full moon of the lunar month (which was Monday).

I saw this video a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. Karolina Goswami, a polish woman married to an Indian and living in India beautifully explains the sacred Holi festival. I love that she is non-Indian yet is able to convey such respect and love for this tradition. Watch the video and find out why friends and strangers throw bright colored powders at each other as they celebrate the arrival of spring, why people take to the streets to dance and play, and how they commemorate Krishna’s playful nature.