When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
When life gives you paint, you throw it at a friend!
A few beautiful stills from our Holi celebration. And by celebration I mean Erica and I running around with cans of powder paint confusing passing dogs and their owners. That’s pretty much a normal day for us, minus the paint!
I can’t wait to do this this every year, it’s such a beautiful way to celebrate the spring, and a good excuse to get silly and throw stuff at one another!
In other news, it’s day light savings time, and I couldn’t be happier about gaining another hour of sunlight!!! My name is Alana and I’m addicted to sunny days.
Cheers to spring!!!!
P.S. Check out Erica’s feet tats!!! She is way cooler than I’ll ever be!
Welcome to out little Holi celebration! If you are unfamiliar with Holi, it’s a Hindu festival rooted in religious myths and legends which celebrates the coming of spring, fertile land, and saying farewell to winter. This day is considered to be the happiest and most colourful day of the year promoting harmony and equality for all who gather to celebrate. Enemies become friends, rich and poor become neighbours, and grudges are forgotten. Did I mention you get to throw coloured powder at each other!!??
The beautiful message of the celebration and the colour throwing had me hooked, and on the first spring like day, Erica and I ran around laughing and pelting each other with paint! It was so much fun (minus getting paint EVERYWHERE) and now I can’t wait to celebrate it every year!
I think we can all learn from the Holi celebration and treat each other with kindness, but not just once a year, let’s try everyday! Another lesson is we should always throw coloured powder at each other when the opportunity arises! ALWAYS!
We took sooo many great images that day, so watch out for more in the next few weeks!!
Below is a silly video to commemorate this fine day! hehe
(The song used is Aa Tayar Hoja from the bollywood movie Asoka. The movie is amazing and it also features a holi festival!)