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Hipsters, Please Don’t Culturally Appropriate Holi On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.24.2017 | Religion

Thousands are expected to crowd outside Utah’s Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple this weekend for what might be the largest celebration of Holi in the Un...

Why Women In India Face Increased Sexual Harassment During Holi

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women

Women in India can be subject to increased sexual harassment during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. And the apparent solution in some cases is ban...

The Metamorphosis of Holi

Bairavi Shankar | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion
Bairavi Shankar

Bollywood music is blaring in the background. You walk into a field of people. Before you can reach your hand into your rectangular plastic packet and come up with a game plan, your face is blinded with three different colors.

28 Prismatic Pictures That Capture The Intense Beauty Of Holi

Laura Grier | Posted 04.10.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

As a photographer, I search for light and color. So when I learned about this festival every year in India that involves throwing colored pigment at each other, I knew I would be in the largest color war that existed on the planet and I wanted to be on the front lines for it.

Holi 2016: Hindu Festival Of Colors Welcomes Spring

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.24.2016 | Religion

Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon d...

Dozens Dead From Drinking Tainted Liquor Days Before Hindu Festival

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

KARACHI (Reuters) - At least 40 people, mostly from Pakistan's minority Hindu community, have died and dozens were taken to hospital after drinking ta...

Cultural Smarts & International Etiquette: India's Hindu Holi Festival!

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 03.15.2017 | Business
Sharon Schweitzer

One of the most exotic holiday celebrations I've experienced is India's Hindu festival Holi. We were in Rajasthan and were delighted to receive an inv...

Holi Rollers: Religious Ecstasy in Spanish Fork/Appropriate Appropriating?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

From one perspective, the undulating and gyrating masses (thousands upon thousands at any given time and throughout the weekend in March of this year) could have been observed at any number of places: a rock concert, a dance club, or a college party.

Daily Meditation: Holi

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Festival Of Colors Welcomes Spring

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 03.08.2015 | Religion

Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon d...

The Best Places To Be In March

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

Red Baraat's Infectious Bhangra Funk, Pluralistic Message and Its Gaadi of Truth Playing Nationwide

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

If Bob Marley's message of "one love" was an anthem for a previous generation, then Red Baraat's "pluralism" is one for a technologically interconnected world still severely separated by issues like race and economic inequality.

5 Awesome Festivals in India You Shouldn't Miss

Alka Pratap | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Alka Pratap

Indian culture is pretty damn ancient and the variety of what it has to offer is quite mind-boggling. The festival of Diwali has just gone by for example, with its lights, colors, fireworks and delightful cuisine.

Holi Festival Finds An Unlikely Home In Utah

Religion News Service | Katherine Davis | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

(RNS) India burst with color Monday (March 17), as Hindus observed the playful festival of Holi by dashing each other with brightly colored powder. ...

Festival of Colors Starts to Swarm America

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Gunjan Bagla

The Festival of Colors, known as Holi, is now celebrated across American cities and towns from Boston to Los Angeles, from Salt Lake City to Houston. While the festival originates in the religious tradition of Hinduism, all parts of society are welcomed regardless of spiritual affiliation.

Holi: A Time for New Beginnings at SOS Children's Villages

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Holi, the joyous spring festival of colors in Hinduism, is quickly approaching. In Hindu tradition, people of all ages celebrate Holi by covering each...

The Festival Of Colors Welcomes Spring

Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion

Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon d...

Jewels of India

KidSpirit | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Everything is so different, yet every part of India shines with its own light. In every part of the country, people are not afraid to be proud of their culture.

Your Guide To The Most Raucous Religious Holidays All Year

Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

With Carnival here and Mardi Gras right around the corner you might be wondering how a religious holiday could be so fun. Turns out, Carnival isn'...

PHOTOS: Hindus Welcome Spring With Colorful Festival

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see photos from Holi celebrations: Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It...

Breaking Taboo, India's Widows Take Part In Colorful Festival

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion

Abandoned Indian widows have broken taboos and are taking part for the first time in the exuberant annual Hindu festival of colours, said a charity wo...

Ritual Action: Vijay Iyer and Prashant Bhargava Merge The Rite of Spring With the Holi Festival

William Robin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
William Robin

I recently spoke with Iyer and Bhargava in separate phone conversations, to discover how they navigated between Stravinsky and Holi.

How To Introduce A New Spouse To Your Holiday Traditions

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

There's no denying that we all enjoy the universals of celebrations -- the good food, the family members getting together and sharing embarrassing stories -- but a holiday with different customs can be unpleasant without some effort to be a part of it.

Holi Celebration Welcomes Spring with Explosive Color

PotomacPatch | Caitlin Ochs | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion

Guests left the Holi Festival at Potomac's International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple coated in every color of the rainbow. A Hindu celebr...

Spiritual Spring Break

Eleni Gage | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Eleni Gage

There seems to be something primal, maybe instinctive, that makes us want to dress up this time of year. Is it the longer days making us feel frisky? Or do we just need a little taste of good times to get us through the spiritually serious times to come?