Monday, July 8, 2013

Holi festival of colours

This weekend was full of action, I hardly had some minutes of rest... On Saturday, me and the boyfriend visited the Holi festival of colours! Originally, this is a spring celebration in India where people "christen" each other with coloured powders or liquids. So when we booked the tickets, we were looking forward to a lot of colour! The only problematic thing was that we were expected to wear white. Since we are both rather goth, we didn't have much white clothes and went shopping before hands. This is how I looked before:

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This was the colour powder we got (we bought ours with the ticket for 25 Euros and got 5 packages of colour):

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The area was really simple, some sellers of food and drinks, a centre stage and a lot of grass. Several DJs were playing electronic music, we liked Moquai best...

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And this is how it looked when everyone was throwing colour powder in the air:

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I looked relatively harmless after the party, but this was just because I was not sweating so much and was not sprinkled with water. That made the colours really intense...

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It was really funny running around like a little child and throwing colour at each other! I'd do it again in a heartbeat... ;)


MmePolaire said...

How extraordinary! I've never heard of such a thing! Did the colour come out of your clothes?

MindLess said...

@ MmePolaire: Besides the pink- yes! Now we are looking for a solution to get rid of a baby pink stain... ^^

Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun. We don't have anything like that here!

MindLess said...

@ Geist Katze: This is only the second year in Germany as well and the first time outside Berlin. Maybe it will come over the sea next year?