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5 Awesome Festivals in India You Shouldn't Miss

Alka Pratap | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 | World
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?

Holi Kitchens: A Time And Place For Irrational Exuberance

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

A beautiful thing about Hinduism is that it finds room for a variety of expression and observance under one magnificently colored inclusive umbrella. We hope you enjoy these recipes for your own celebration.

Hindus Celebrate Spring, Smear Each Other With Colored Powder

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion

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

Holi: Colorful Celebration Of Equality

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Hindu festivals are communal celebrations through which an aspect of the universal Truth is brought to life. The rituals are intended to strengthen bonds between and within families and communities.

Indian Spring Festival of Colors, Holi, Celebrated at South Street Seaport

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Raised Christian, I believed Easter was the kick-off of spring. Now I have found the real beginning of spring: the Indian holiday of colors now celebrated across New York City, Holi.

Celebrating Holi And The Many Colors Of Love

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

For Hindus around the world, Holi is a boisterous holy day, celebrated by playfully throwing colored powder and water on friends and family.

Holi: Know The Basics Of The Hindu Festival Of Colors

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In 2011, Holi will be celebrated on March 19 and 20. Holi is an annual festival celebrated by Hindus on the final full moon of the month Phalguna. U...

2010 In Photos: Moments Of The Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Between sporting events that captured the nations of the world, celebrations, climate change and natural disasters, new political movements, and perso...

Spring Holidays Around The World (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For many, the coming of spring marks the coming of the holiday season. Around the world people of many religions, cultures and nations gather this se...

10 Biggest Parties Around The World (PHOTOS)

MatadorNights.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

La Tomatina Buñol, Spain The last Wednesday in August. Full Moon Party Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand During the full moon, every month Burning Man Bla...