Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today is the Festival of Colors!

Today is the Festival of Colors, a national holiday in Nepal and India...2 countries where our rugs are produced.  The holiday is also called Festival Holi and has many purposes.  It celebrates spring first and foremost and originally signified fertile land and favorable harvests.  As a way to say farewell to winter, the festival is a time of enjoying spring's beautiful colors.  In addition to this, the holiday commemorates events from Hindu mythology and has a religious purpose.  Today...participants will hold a bonfire, throw colored powder and celebrate in a grand way!

People throwing colored powder to celebrate the holiday

Colored Powder

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