Despite we don’t celebrate your beautiful festival of lights here in Germany we want to wish you a happy Holi! You read correctly: Here in Germany unfortunately only few people celebrate Holi. And when they do, they don’t know the background of the festival and just throw colours at each other while listening to loud music.
Holi, as it is known in India, is a huge festival to praise the defeat of the cold winter by the warmer seasons. It’s the defeat of the bad by the good. And many myths explain the religious roots of that festival:
One myth is the story of Vishnu in his inkarnation of Narashima. When you read his story you get to know the reason why bonfires are lit at Holika Dahan. And when you explore the stories of Krishna and Radha you will get some good explanations why so much bright colours is used during Holi.
But whatever explanation you like most, whatever reason you have to celebrate, we would be happy to get to know your experiences with Holi. How do you celebrate it? What is the most fun part? And is there anything on Holi you don’t like? Please drop a comment and tell us!
Happy Holi to all of you!