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Holi Festival in Nepal (March 2014), a Foreigner’s view.

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We were in Nepal on a photosafari trip on the 14th March. It was just in time for the Holi Festival that was celebrated on the 16th. Holi is a festival to welcome spring and summer in hope for a better harvest. There are many stories to the origin of Holi. You can look up the net and find one that you can believe in. The festival started with a Color Run on the 15th March through Thamel area ending at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Foreigners were allowed to participate in this run.

Holi celebrations started on the 16th of March this year. The shops at Thamel Bazaar were closed for the festival. The festival was celebrated by both locals and foreigners alike. We took this opportunity to join in the fun. I will let the pictures do the talking.

 

Color Run prior to the main Holi celebrations

Color Run prior to the main Holi celebrations

 

Vendors selling colored powder

Vendors selling colored powder

 

Children collecting colored powder on the roads

Children collecting colored powder on the roads

 

Life action started at Kathmandu Durbar Square

Live action started at Kathmandu Durbar Square

 

They all danced to the music

They all danced to the music

 

The participants

The participants

 

The participant

The participant

 

They came in all colors

They came in all colors

 

The joker?

The joker?

 

Yeah! That's me.

Yeah! That’s me.

 

...and me

…and me

 

Watch out for that hand

Watch out for that hand

 

Happy Holi mister

Happy Holi mister

 

 

More on how the life action looked like 

It is worth the trip just to witness in the Holi celebrations. Photosafari organises trips to Nepal for trekking, adventure and photography. If you are interested, just email us.

 

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