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The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival Of Holi

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I don’t know about many of you, but I hadn’t heard about the Hindu Festival of Holi until a few days ago. To quote from the UPI, “Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, and many other countries around the world. Holi, is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other.”

It usually takes place in late February or early March. In 2009, it took place on March 11th. In 2010, it took place on February 27th. It will start on March 19th in 2011. It starts on March 8th in 2012. It starts on March 27th in 2013. March 17th is the date for 2014.

The images are fascinating, and I thought I’d put together a quick “The Best…” list about it.

Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival of Holi:

Holi — The Festival of Colors is a slideshow from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

Colorful Religious Festivals
is a slideshow from TIME Magazine. It includes Holi and several other festivals.

Holi, Festival of Colors is a slideshow from the UPI.

Holi 2010 is from The Big Picture.

Holi: The Festival of Colors, 2011 comes from The Atlantic.

Holi, the Hindu festival of colors is from The Sacramento Bee.

Holi: Festival of Colors is from The Big Picture.

Lathmar Holi festival is from The Big Picture.

The Sacramento Bee has a photo gallery of Holi for 2012.

Holi festival in India is a photo gallery from The Los Angeles Times.

Celebrating Holi 2013 in India
is a photo gallery from The Sacramento Bee.

Holi Celebrations 2014 is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.

For India’s Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation is from NPR.

Holi Celebrations 2015 is from The Big Picture.

Holy Holi: Colored Powder Will Be Thrown But Splashing Might Be Illegal is from NPR.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

One Comment

  1. Do you ever sleep? It takes me ages to go through just one post of yours, following the links, checking their usage (and further links as needed), and you churn posts out at an incredible speed, managing to teach and write books at the same time. Wow.

    I haven’t followed these links, but they all appear to be photo galleries of celebrations. If you’d like to add some background info on your page itself (mythology, how celebrated etc.), I can provide you with that.

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