Today’s Pic: The Holi Festival

Holi Festival.pngThe annual Holi Festival of spring was celebrated this past weekend, and National Geographic Magazine has a gorgeous collection of My Shot Photos of the event that have been submitted by readers. The festival, which is recognized by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and other religions throughout India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, marks the end of the winter months by having its participants throw colored powders and water at each other. Here, My Shot user Jeanie Lewis describes her experience:

This photo was taken from the car driving through town. Some people were drunk, some indifferent and others were thrilled at the presence of foreigners riding around in an old Ambassador, waving out the window. Pink and red seemed to be the most dominant color, and also the most insidious and difficult to wash out of ones’ clothes and skin. I know this for a fact.

Check out more photos from the gallery online.

Photo: Jeanie Lewis


  1. Jennifer @ Approach Guides
    March 2, 2010, 1:06 pm

    Holi is one of the most fun festivals we have ever been to. The picture here captures it perfectly. We spent Holi festival in Gwalior on our way to Khajuraho — it was an amazing way to connect with locals and celebrate with them!