Many of you know that the Dude went to India for 10 days last month. He had never been out of North America, so this was extremely new and exiting for him.
It turns out that he missed one of the nations most popular holidays by one day, but he brought some of it home for us to experience it.
Holi, is a festival, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love. It is a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game.
I was super sad that the Dude missed it. I'm sure the locals would have loved to have the 6 foot 1 American as a target. But it wasn't written, as they say.
The Dude came home with a suitcase packed with goodies for the family, but the favorite had to be the two boxes of color. Conveniently, each box had four bags of color. We turned t shirts inside out and let the kids go at it.
It was so much fun, I think we may need to kick off spring every year with a Holi color festival of our own.