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6 Ways the World Celebrates Spring

6 Ways the World Celebrates Spring
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No matter where you go, each culture has its own special way of celebrating the start of spring. In honor of the season, here is a list of 7 traditional spring festivals from around the world. Enjoy!

 

Holi, India & Nepal

Holi is a Hindu celebration also known as “The Festival of Colors.” It’s usually celebrated in February or March, and is tied to several ancient Hindu stories. In one myth, Prahlada, a devotee of Vishnu, is saved from poisoning, venomous snakes, elephant-trampling and fire through his prayers. (You can read more about it here!)

During the festival itself, revelers light bonfires and cover each other in scented, colored powders. While the festival is mainly celebrated in India and Nepal, you can also find Holi celebrations anywhere with a large Hindu population.

 

Photo credit: Diganta Talukdar

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5:57AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thank you Julie, for Sharing this!

2:09AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Thanks for sharing interesting article

2:06AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Interesting! thanks!

4:31PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Thank you for the springtime trip around the world! Fun!

12:57PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Tylko kiedy ta wiosna przyjdzie, jest już kwiecień, a u mnie pół metra śniegu i nadal przewidywane opady.

9:07AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Interesting. The only one I found appealing was Nowruz. Thank you for sharing.

9:07AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

I would love to attend the festival of colors. It looks amazing.

8:51AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Interesting.

2:01PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

thanks, don't usually read 6 page posts, but I did this one....and I don't even get 20 butterfly credits.

11:44AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Thank you.

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