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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Celebrating Holi in Kathmandu

Holi was today celebrated in hilly areas and Kathmandu valley of Nepal. 

To know how it feels to actually celebrate this festival, you have to participate in the wild and jubilant acts of fun-making going on the homes as well as streets. 

But a small part of this can be put in words. This is a festival of colors. And multicolors to be more specific.

It is a festival of making fun of each other and also of issues small and big.

This is a festival of sharing happiness above all; one way or the other. 

Despite some perversions like use of corrosive and harmful chemicals as colors and throwing water balloons at people in the roads; especially girls, this festival largely remains one of joy and fun. With that, however, we should not forget that some unscrupulous people use this occasion to insult and terrorize girls and women. And this part needs a drastic reform in the practice. 

Otherwise, it is a great fun to play and even watch people playing with colors. This photograph shows a group of people celebrating the festival of color with the author in far left. 

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