Wow… What an unbelievable day. By complete chance I arrived in Kathmandu just before Holi Day, a religious festival celebrated by Hindus and anyone else who gets in its way! Having seen Karl Pilkington travel through India during Holi I knew this festival would appeal to me… Water, paint and happy people. What’s not to like?!
|New Holi friends.|
Holi is also aptly known as ‘The Festival of Colours’ due to the tradition of covering any passer-by with varying colours of paint. The date of this festival varies from year to year as it’s celebrated on the last full moon of the winter season, so I consider myself very lucky have experienced it.
|Loads of colour and smiles.|
Holi seems to be a very child centred festival although everyone gets involved, whether they’re throwing buckets of water from hotel rooms, smothering your face with paint or giving you a big smile. Holi only appears to have 2 rules, have fun and say “Happy Holi” to everyone you meet.
|If only I had a Super Soaker, they would have got it!|
|Walking the gauntlet of water bombs.|
|Look up... water is coming.|
This felt like a once in a lifetime experience and something I would recommend to anyone who doesn’t take themselves seriously. So much fun.
|Enjoying some tasty food.|