Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fagu Poornima: The festival of colourful day

Fagu Purnima (Holi) is one of the most colorful and playful festivals of Nepal. Fagu Purnima  is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Allegedly named after the mythical demoness Holika, it is a day when the feast of colours is celebrated. The festival is of a week. The chit pole, decorated with colorful flags and erected on the first day of Fagu at Kathmandu's Durbar Square, is a formal announcement to all; hide your good clothes, for througout the week you may be splashed with coloured powder and water balloons. The last day is the wildest, youths covered with red vermillion powder roam the streets as inviting targets.

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