People wait all year for this festival and throw big bashes and parties, where a lot of people get together and groove to the music beats and get drenched in colours from head to toe. Here are two videos of events that are organized for Holi in the USA.
Holi Festival Celebrations in Los Angeles, US: In Los Angeles, Holi is celebrated in a similar way to the traditional festivities in India, but it tends to revolve more around music and the arts as opposed to the religious context of Indian Holi. Along with what is known in LA as ‘Colour Throws’, there are also bands playing, yoga classes, mantras, dances and cuisine. The festival takes place at Excelsior High School in Norwalk, Los Angeles. Even though the Los Angeles Holi is very much a different festival from the Indian Holi, the organisers of the festival, the Utah Hari Krishna Temple, are very aware of the importance of the Holi tradition. They believe “The colour, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood.”
Festival of Colors – World’s BIGGEST color party
FESTIVAL OF COLORS 2013