Festival of Colors: Holi Open Air

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is an ancient festival celebrated in India at the arrival of spring, where people would cover each other in bright colored chalk to rejoice for the return of spring. Te ritual is also considered to be the symbol of good's victory over evil.

The joy and the colorfulness of this festival brought the idea of creating an European version of the celebration starting this year. The 29th of July marked the first edition of the Holi Open Air Festival in Berlin, with thousands of participants and sold out tickets. The festival will also take place in other major German cities, such as Hamburg (September 1st). Rumor has it that the festival will expand towards Koln, Munich, Ibiza, Barcelona and even Cape Town, but the dates are still to be confirmed yet. In the meantime, enjoy some amazing shots from this colorful event:

I really looks awesome, but I think I would be a bit afraid to participate because of all those dyes and all that people. What do you think? Would you go to such a festival?


Ivy Fremah said...

That looks so much fun, imagine getting in the shower after that. I do hope they extend and bring it here in the UK cos it looks really cool.


Juju said...

what a colorful moment!
great pictures

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Carmela said...

Looks like fun! I would definitely go and join in on the festivities.



Liliane said...

How cool that they are also doing this in Germany!

Tammy Lau said...

beautful...I would like to go there someday!!


Bonnie said...

This looks like it would be an interesting event to attend. I like the colors, but I'm not sure I would want all of that dust and stuff all over me -- maybe if I dressed appropriately for the occasion.

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Ileana said...

That looks crazy!!! So curious about it...seems sthg I wanna try, but then will be so pissed once im all full of paint!!!


Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

What a funny festival!

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Constance said...

It looks amazing and a lot of fun! I'd love to go there someday.


bohemianbones said...

Omg Im speachless!!! these pics are so beautiful!!!! I really want to go to this festival!!!! If i could I would, but maybe next year...
It will go to my to do list, lol

but yeah, amazing post!!! thanks a lot for sharing!!!!


miss b said...

Such amazing colours - yes I think I would like to be there and see it for myself- i'd think carefully about what to wear though!

enframed said...

Was there it is sooooo amazing! in munich there where 11 000 people we had such a great time!!! Hoping for many other HOLI festivals to come. So great to be a part of it.

you have amazing pics!



Caru Das said...

Most of the above photos are not of the Open Air Holis in Germany, but of the Holi event in Spanish Fork, Utah. The organizers are falsely presenting these photos as their own. The Holi in Spansh Fork takes place annually at the end of March. www.utahkrishnas.org

Avery Madisson said...

Holi, the festival of color, sounds like a lot of fun. The celebration itself, well the color festival, is enough to draw much of attention. And since this year's Holi is coming, I'd like to express my holi wishes to all! Have a great celebration of Holi!

CHiCken said...

Yo quiero estar ahi !

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