The 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.
Photo: Jeanie Lewis