EXUBERANT – TODAY EVERYONE IS COLORFUL
The Holi Festival is celebrated all over Nepal today, loud, exuberant and colorful. It is the festival of colors and you can take that literally. Vibrant colors are mixed with water and everyone sprinkles them with paint bags, water guns or buckets. Brightly colored powder is spread over others people’s face. Nobody can escape the color frenzy.
The lightness, exuberance and joy that Holi creates is meant to make people end disputes, settle debts and keep peace. Holi symbolically wins good against evil.
During the festival, social differences no longer count, the color hits the poor and rich, who come from the high and low castes, no matter what skin color. Today everyone is colorful.