There’s nothing quite like the messy, carefree festival of Holi. Literally, you have to see it to believe it.
Social boundaries are blurred with rainbow colours. Collective minds are lost, decorum is abandoned and everything goes a little bit wild. Faces are smeared with gulal (brightly coloured powder), water-fights abound, there is light-hearted teasing and merry-making. It’s a day of boisterous pranks and capers, of cheeky behaviour and uncontrollable laughter. Differences are forgotten and a wonderful, joyful mess ensues that somehow wipes slates clean. It encourages forgiveness, mending and a chance to start afresh.