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March 8, 2012

Happy Holi day!

(See what I did there…?) Today marks the day of Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, which is celebrated by people around the world. Here on Nokia Connects, I thought it might be a bit of fun to highlight some of the excitement and list 5 cool things you might not know about the Holi festival.


1. The day of Holi traditionally marks the first day of Spring in the Hindu calendar. Well, we’ve already had Chinese New Year and Russian Spring here on Nokia Connects, so why not Hindu Spring too?!

2. Holi is also known as the festival of colour, and people throw scented powder and coloured paints at each other in order to celebrate.

3. As well as being lots of fun, Holi also symbolically represents the triumph of Good over Evil, and is a perfect way to banish those winter blues!

4. There are many myths and legends associated with Holi, including the legend of the demon King Hiranyakashyap, who tried to unsuccessfully murder his son Prahlad using his sister Holika as an accomplice. The festival of Holi was originally called Holika, after this sister.

5. Holi celebrations take place right across the world, and are attended by people of all ages, races, colours and creeds.

via jeremy.nicoll

Holi is all about celebrating colour and life, do you have any great colour photos you want to share with us? Have you been involved in a Holi event and want to let us know? Then just tweet us @Nokia_Connects!