Red, yellow, orange, pink, green, blue, purple! The arrival of spring is celebrated in India with one of the most scenic and cheerful festivals in the world. It’s Holi, the Festival of Colors, Spring and Love. This event is so loved that is spreading over the world year after year!
It embodies the desire to do and to live, to go out and see friends, to meet the people you care for and to celebrate love! It is the fresh energy of new beginnings, the joyful enthusiasm of youth, the beauty of white clothes that are dyed with all the colors of a crazy and happy carnival.
Caragh Medlicott is a freelance writer from Cardiff, UK. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and first-class honors in English Literature from Cardiff University, where she also completed a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. Caragh has a longstanding fascination for the art of storytelling; a lover of mythology, folklore and legend, she believes stories are the lifeblood of humanity. Like gemstones, these stories are deeply connected with the earth – she hopes you will join her in exploring the tales and myths which connect us in innumerable ways.
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