Category : This Day That Colour

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.

Magh Bihu - The Harvest Festival

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.