Happy Holi! This week, thousands of Hindus around the world will celebrate Holi, the festival that welcomes the new season of spring. According to Hindu legend, Lord Krishna visited the city of Barsana, where his lover Radha lived, and teased her with colors. The word “Holi” comes from “Holika,” the name of a Hindu deity known for her special gift of being able to withstand fire. During the festival, people also celebrate by burning bonfires.
These beautiful photos show how freakin’ awesome and joyful it is to get completely doused in color. I’ve never had a chance to celebrate Holi, I just did the Color Run and it was AWESOME! It’s a 5k race, and every kilometer is a different color…by the end, you’re completely covered in brightness.
Celebrate spring the Holi way and sign up for the nearest run near you!