If you think the Color Runs are fun events, then you won’t believe what we have in store for you in India.
Every year, the day after the full moon in March marks the Holi celebration. The colorful Indian festival symbolizes the end of the Winter and rise of the upcoming Spring.
Indian towns all across the country celebrate this ritual in honor of their Hindu God, Lord Krishna. The story is told that Lord Krishna and his friends used to play a prank on his girlfriend, Rhada, and her friends by throwing colored water at them. As payback, the girls would take sticks and beat up the boys. All’s fair in love and war, right?
In some small towns like Barsana, Mathura and Vrindavan, this ritual is still carried out to this day. However, in most larger cities like Delhi and Mumbai, this is not the case.
In Delhi, the Holi festival is one of the most well-known. The festival is the largest in India and include fun activities like throwing color paint at each other, doing rain dances and, of course, going to parties. Let’s assume we’ll shower before hitting the parties!
Why We Love It.
Holi is more than just observation of this ritualistic day of the year. It’s a celebration of the changing spirits; one that brings people’s emotions to life.
The pure joy you experience from splashing someone with colored water and you receiving it back is hard to describe, but sounds fun, yes?
The happiness is visceral.
The Indian music playing in the background. The traditional dancers on the sides of the streets. Kids running around screaming with pure joy. Old Indians folks laughing. It will all leave you feeling completely encapsulated in the culture.
You’ll begin to wonder why only one country on earth celebrates Holi!
Then you’ll realize that this is true to India, and this is why you wanted to go in the first place. The Holi celebration is core beliefs to who they are and they’re culture. It’s a sacred place for them.
During Holi, we will be offering you a chance to experience this celebration for yourself and photograph the experience along the way.
If you’re a photographer, this excursion will be a means to hone your skills and capture the brilliant moments that make Holi special. If you’re a person just looking to experience the culture of India, you’ve come to the right place.
Your world will be a lot more colorful with a trip to India!