The festival of Holi perfectly demonstrates India’s incredibly flamboyant culture. What started as a ritual by married women for their family’s happiness thousands of years ago is now a full-blown colour carnival biding adieu to winter and welcoming spring. The mythological episode of Vishnu devotee Prahlad coming unharmed out of the fire that burnt the wicked Holika propagates the usual message of good’s triumph over evil through the festivity. Though, it was Lord Krishna’s playful act of applying colours to his beloved Radha and her companions that continues to be the heart of Holi celebrations even today.
Moatsu Mong is a colourful festival of the Ao Nagas of Nagaland. Read on to know everything about the festivities…
Moatsu is celebrated for about six days or less, starting from the 1st of May.
This may not be common knowledge but while the country of Indonesia follows Islam and then Christianity as the predominant religions, the island of Bali is 83% Hindu. This means that the Balinese people follow a lot of concepts prevalent in Hinduism and have a lot of festivals built around Hindu traditions and beliefs too.
Tucked away in the eastern Himalayas, between the plains of India and the cold Tibetan plateau is Bhutan. It is a country of legends, dragons and amazing landscapes. Punakha is located in the western part of Bhutan.
Magh Bihu is celebrated in the month of January to mark the end of the harvest season when there is an abundance of everything. This festival of food is also called Bhogali Bihu or Uruku. This is basically the season of eating and merrymaking. It is the period when the hard working agricultural folk of Assam sit down to reap the benefits of their labour.
Across the western nations of the world there is one holiday that aptly welcomes the onset of spring with pompous celebrations. The day is March 17th, the day St. Patrick left for his heavenly abode. He left behind his legacy to be known to the world with two hand-written letters that were addressed to himself.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, declarations of love are in the air everywhere and what is better than a bunch of flowers to express your love. Flowers have been the most indispensable item across ages to profess love and affection and till date nothing can beat the tenderness of flowers.