Archive for March 1st, 2010
Holi (Hindu – India)
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is one of the most popular and widely observed Hindu holidays. The springtime festival commemorates the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.
This joyous occasion is marked by happy street demonstrations in which people throw colored powder & water on their fellow celebrants.
Holi, the Festival of Colors, is perhaps best understood as a celebration of the colors of unity and brotherhood – as an opportunity to forget differences. The festival does not recognize distinctions of cast, class, creed, color, status or sex. Holi is about bringing people together: employees and employers, men and women, rich and poor, young and old.*
Holi began yesterday, Feb. 28, and is celebrated for 2 days.
*Source: Holi – The Hindu Festival of Colors
There’s a little bit of the green in all Americans this month as we celebrate the “deep roots” and friendship between Ireland and the US, as well as the Irish-American people.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
And we’re also counting down to the big party on St. Patrick’s Day! So visit our St. Partick’s Day website for more holiday fun!
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