Holi Hai – The Festival of Colors
Today was Holi, the festival of colors. This festival is celebrated in remeberance of the triumph of Good over Evil (Aren’t they all ;) )
Anyway, so my cousin and a couple of his friends planned for a big get together for the festival to celebrate. And celebrate we did. It was a huge blast with about 200 people coming for the party, splashing colors on each other, smearing colored powder on each other’s faces. It did not matter if you knew the other person or not, what mattered was having fun, coloring each other.
Anyway, in the party, a couple of large barrels were filled with water, color mixed in them and then using buckets, everyone was doused with it :D And to add icing, I had gotten some silver and golden colors which would not come of so easily. With those, I decorated everyone’s faces, necks etc, making them all look like some sort of participants in a pagan ceremony ;)
After the party, I decided to surprise the people in office. I knew if I called in advance, they _might_ bar my entry into office. So I went without any information with a couple of packets of dry color powder (called Gulal). At first, they all tried to excuse themselves, saying they were wearing pretty clothes, new clothes, were allergic etc. But I had thought of all that. The colors which I had brought along were organic so would not cause a reaction. And they were just simple powder which would get off the clothes usually with a dusting or atmost a wash. So finally, when I got bugged of the excuses, I got down to threats :D and threatened to color them at their desks itself. This got them out.
All in all, an awesome fun filled day!
Check out the photos from the Office celebration