Which one is the most colorful festival in your area?

holi - This is a pic of people enjoy Holi.
We all play with water and colors in Holi.
India
May 1, 2009 2:33am CST
Just the other day I was going through some of my last year album and in the process I came across some Pictures of Holi. It is a colorful festival where we play with water and colors. Just wonder, do you have a festival like that!
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
1 May 09
We are so boring in the UK - why do you think people like me are saving up to go to India?! We have ... let's see ... well, there's the Notting Hill Carnival, but that's mostly organised by Carribean/W.Indies communities so again we're relying on an influx of ideas from abroad. We do have a lot of local processions etc linked to certain areas. There's the Festival of flowers in Jersey, where floats bedecked in the island's flowers parade with bandsetc - I went to that years back; very bright and colorful. And cornwall has the Floral Dance in Helston - I think people dance through the streets wearing flowers there, as well. Terry Wogan sang a song about it - good reason for steering clear, IMHO! Years ago I used to go to the Battersea Park Easter parade, though that got stopped - probably on 'elf 'n safety grounds. I took part one year, when I was 14. UK Easter's aren't renowned for warmth - I was dressed as a Hawaiian hula girl, and it was SNOWING! It was one of London'd biggest attractions (not me, the show) - lots of bands, bright floats, horses and so on. Don't think anything here matches up to what you have though.
• India
1 May 09
Hi dear... If that is the case then you surely have to visit India. You have to visit India to see the enthusiasm, life, joy, colors, music, dance with which we celebrate all these festivals and I invite you on part of all of us to visit us.
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
1 May 09
I am so into all the Indian culture - luckily, there's plenty of places in the UK where I can pick up craft pieces. Years ago I treated myself to a pure silk sari, from a shop in W. Ealing. It was beautiful, bright pink with gold embroidery detail and a pattern along the edges picked out in emerald. I actually wore it a few times - it's now safely in storage as I kinda outgrew the little top that came with it. I did join in with the Bollywood Dance workout on Body Balance TV yesterday. It wasn't the same though.
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@suzzy3 (8370)
1 May 09
We don't really have colourful festivals in our part of the world.A bit dull next to Indian people and other Asian countries.When you see China on the TV I feel quite jealous of all the colour and spectical.We do have the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace.xx
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• India
2 May 09
Hey dear...then I invite you to join in in our festivals. It will be fun having you here.
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@suzzy3 (8370)
2 May 09
I am packed and ready.xx
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• India
1 May 09
I gess it's Holi and Diwali. Actualy I don't Participate in these fasitvals in my area but very colourfull festivals.
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@cambiste (1245)
• India
1 May 09
It's holi, but diwali is the festival of light. In addition, we celebrate Onam and pongal - one involves colourful flowers, and the other colourful sand used to make designs on the front of houses...
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• India
2 May 09
Hi. Yup there are colors in Diwali as well but it is lights that overpower colors in Diwali. I have not been a part of Pongal celebrations for a while now. Wish I have a chance to enjoy it soon. Thanks for the response and the comment.
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@GardenGerty (93607)
• Marion, Kansas
13 May 09
We have a festival that celebrates young students who graduate. We call it All Schools' Day. We have bands and floats in this parade, At the end we have horses, My friends sometimes ride their horses to
• India
15 May 09
Hi. We don't have anything for only a specific portion of the society. Here each and every festival is celebrated by one and all in the same way. Thanks for your response.
@pkc3000 (1268)
• India
7 May 09
Hello coolmailraj I think India is the only country where in 12 months 13 festivals are celebrated. So in my opinion almost all festival are colourful. But for me most colourful festival is Durgapuja and Diwali. pkc3000
• India
9 May 09
Hi. That is 13 'major' festivals as if you count all the festivals, then we have round about 200 festivals.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
1 May 09
Christmas is the most colorful festival in the USA, most towns have a parade and a Santa for the children. The decorations and lights are on the outside of many homes all across the country. We love this celebration. Even those who are not Christian can't help but enjoy how colorful this time of year is.
• India
2 May 09
Hi. Yes indeed the last ten days of the year are filled with the Christmas and new years celebrations and preparations. Some of my Christan friends celebrate this period magnificently and I always join them. Thanks for your response.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
1 May 09
you and me belong to the same country..so of course the festivals are same, but to tell u really, each Indian festival is unique in its own way. Not only Holi but Diwali, dusshera, each is filled with colors, not practically colors but there is color of love, truthfulness and unity in our festivals.
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• India
2 May 09
I agree with you deeply. All of them are important and are filled with different shades of life. Thanks for your response.
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@parthu28 (499)
• India
1 May 09
hey there i would say that that is the most colorful festival all over India..........being an Indian i would say that it is holi anytime.....
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• India
2 May 09
Yes indeed. There is only one day in the whole year when I don't wait for this festival and that is the itself. Thanks for your response.
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• China
1 May 09
We have a lot of colorful festival in china.But the most colorful is the chinese new year.We see the spring festival evening pary in the last day of a year.And all the members of tht family are together.It is excite.In the new,we have a lot of activities.Also we have all kinds of food to eat.
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• India
1 May 09
I have seen a few pics of people enjoying Chinese new year previously and I thought that it is a cool cool thing. Thanks for your response.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
1 May 09
I just witnessed Sinulog in Cebu once but they say Masskara of Bacolod City is much brighter.Baguio City's Pinagbenga Festival is much awaited event up north of the Philippines
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• India
1 May 09
Those sounds good. I wish I can be a part of your celebrations some time. Thanks for your response.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 May 09
The city I live in has a nickname, the City of Festivals. We have many throughout the year, including Chocolate, Shakespeare, Jazz, Arts in the Park, Music..almost too many to list, but those are my favorites. We have nothing as colorful as the Holi festival that you have. Probably the closest would be Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but 've never been to that. Do you have any pictures of Holi that you can post? Would love to see them!
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• India
2 May 09
holi-day - Me at the end of it all.
Colored and watered.
Hi dear. I have posted a few of them in my profile, you can see them now. Tell me whether you likeed them or not.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 May 09
Loved seeing all of the pictures! Holi looks like a fun holiday, I wish we had something like it here. Maybe someday I'll get to see it. You look like you had a terrific time...and that's nice to see too. Was the celebration in Delhi bigger than what you've been in before?
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• India
2 May 09
Delhi was good on holi...I danced and had lots of colors and water...but I was away form my friends and family... So even though it was celebrated...something was really missed.
@nzalheart (2352)
• India
15 May 09
Hello coolmailraj!!! Well I am from Nepal and in Nepal there are many festivals in a year. Each month there is at least a one festival and all religious. And sure there is also the holi festival in my country too. There are some of the similar festivals here and there in India. After all we are neighbors. And it is the only day for playing with colors, this color and that color. But I think, Indians use most colors than us. Most of the people tend to use red what we call sindur. So same here...holi is the most colorful one among many festivals.... Happy mylotting...
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• India
16 May 09
Hi Neighbor. I always new that there are a lot of similarities between Nepal and India. Thanks for your response.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
14 May 09
Yes in India Holi is the most colorful festival in all.On this day everyone forgets their old hatred and celebrate this festival with full joy and enthusiasm.On this day everyone colors each others faces with water colors and gulal (its a dry color i.e powdered) . On this very special day every one eats one special sweet i.e gunjhia .One more practice also followed on this day is throwing ballons on each other especially by children which is very risky as it could hurt the victim.So that should be avoided.
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• India
15 May 09
Hi. yes, a few bad things have been attached with the pure celebrations but still good things overcome them. Thanks for your response.
@don_naces (464)
• Philippines
8 May 09
We have lots of beautiful festivals here in the Philippines. I do not know which is the most beautiful. But I think the most popular is the Sinulog festival in Cebu. If you love flowers, you should watch Panagbenga festival in Baguio.
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• India
9 May 09
Hi. I'll make a note of that one as I love flowers.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
8 May 09
We don't have anything like it that I know of in the states. A friend of mine teaches yoga and she is thinking of letting the kids do something similar at the end of the term.
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• India
9 May 09
Hi. I can bet on this one, that the kids will love to celebrate holi, they always do. Thanks for your response.
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• India
6 May 09
Colourful day in whole India is holi, only. But when i was in Nasik, there people use to celeberate a colourful day after 5 days to holi and call it Basant Panchmi.
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• India
9 May 09
hi I heard about this Basant Panchmi this time only and I wish we can celebrate it together some time. Thanks for your response.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
3 May 09
that would be the carafest parade in July of every year, people from the caribbean dance down the streets in some of the most dazzling customs you were ever see, it is like mardi gras, in brazil, it is beautiful.
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• India
9 May 09
Hi. I wish I can join you people in those celebrations. Thanks for your response.
@pmcepe (194)
• Philippines
3 May 09
I don't know of a festival here in the Phil like that. What we do have are colorful fluvial parades and the festive Sinulog, Dinagyang, Ati-Atihan and many more of similar nature where street dancing of costumed merry makers are the standard fare. Almost every province/region have their own festival but have close similarities on how they are celebrated. How is Holi celebrated? I watched one feature where people throw colorful dyes to each other. Is this Holi?
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• India
8 May 09
Hi. Yup, Holi means coloring each other. Actually this festival is celebrated on two consecutive days. On the first day eve, we burn a pile of light weight woods as a remembrance of win of Devotee Prahlada over her evil aunt, Holika. On the next day, we start with greeting the elders in the house and then taking their permission starts 'playing' holi (Dhulandi). While playing it, we color each other and drench everyone with colored water.
• India
2 May 09
I am adding my sons photograph to show you how we celebrate the clourful holi in th photo section. its lovely
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• India
2 May 09
We got that one and yes it is lovely.
• India
2 May 09
I am adding my sons photograph to show you how we celebrate the clourful holi
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• India
2 May 09
Wow! That pic looks great. Think anybody who wants to know how Holi is celebrated and what we all look after we are done with it should see that pic.