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Festival of Colors (Holi 2013)

  • Apr 6, 2013 · 5:00 PM

I've never done this (and I'm not sure I will be able to yet) but it looks AMAZING!

From the event page: So its that time of year again!!! Is everyone ready to once again enjoy a night of revelry full of DJ’s, Bands, World Food, Great Company, and FLINGING VIBRANTLY COLORED POWDER AT EACHOTHER!?!?

History of Holi:

Holi is the Hindu festival of colors. It celebrates the coming of spring, fruitful harvests, unity, joy, and a tale from the Bhagavad Gita.

In addition to the throwing of colored powder (Holi Gulal) it is traditional to light bonfires in celebration of the miraculous escape that young devotee of the god Vishnu. A demon tried to throw him into a fire, but he escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.

In most areas, Holi lasts about two days. One of Holi’s biggest customs is the loosening strictness of social structures, which normally include age, sex, status, and caste. Holi closes the wide gaps between social classes and brings Hindus together. Together, the rich and poor, women and men, enjoy each other’s presence on this joyous day. Additionally, Holi lowers the strictness of social norms. No one expects the decorum of normal life; as a result, the atmosphere is filled with excitement and joy.

If you made it last year, are a veteran Holi celebrant, or if this is your first time hearing about this joyous celebration, you are in for a treat, an intrinsically New York twist on the (in my opinion) best holiday ever!!!

Tickets are necessary and cost $15, location TBA

Buy tickets: http://festivalofcolors.org/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/526330644052062/

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  • Meena

    Couldn't get a ticket... :/

    April 5, 2013

  • Caitlin

    Unconnected to the pillow fight, sorry I didn't see these messages. Until just now. Because it is a holiday, there will be more than one celebration in different locations across the city but that particular one sounded fun. Unfortunately, my bods didn't get back to me about whether I would have the day off for sure until this week and it is too late to but tickets... Too bad for me

    March 31, 2013

  • Anastasia

    So this would be after the pillow fight, but going to both isn't mandatory?

    March 17, 2013

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