14th March 2014, Friday is the Holi Festival Nepal 2014.
Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours and the festival of love.
It is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colours and saying farewell to winter.
Holi celebrations start with a bonfire on the night before where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colours, where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight.
Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family.
We celebrated Holi too in Thamel, Kathmandu. It was a day filled with smiles, laughters, loves, happiness and colours.
Holi Festival 2015 falls on 6th March 2015, Friday.
Now, mark your calendar, book your flight ticket, and visit Nepal during the Holi Festival 2015.
Below are some photos: