8th April 2016
Holi is one of the most colorful festivals of India. Countless poems, paintings, songs can be found celebrating the joy of Holi. There was a time when no Bollywood movie would be complete without drenching the heroines white sari in colors of Holi. Even latest movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani, had the mandatory Holi song, even though they are in the cold mountains of Manali, which was actually Gulmarg. Anyways this post is not about the movie or Holi in movies, it is about how Holi is considered an part of colors and culture of India by world outside India.
This Holi I was in Kerala as part of Kerala Blog Express and had almost forgotten about it. But some of our blogger friends from around the world reminded us about Holi and their wish to celebrate Holi. It seemed more than us they were keen to celebrate Holi in India. Although Kerala is not a traditionally Holi playing state of India, still our friends from Kerala Tourism arranged for us to celebrate Holi in true desi style with our international blogger friends.
Here is a picture of 3 of my new blogger friends from Holi Celebrations in Kerala
Taufan Gio is from Indonesia and his name means exactly what it means in Hindi- a Cyclone. I regularly teased him that he must have been a very naughty boy to deserve this name.
Dina Rosita is a digital nomad, though originally from Indonesia, she has been on trains, planes and automobiles discovering new lands since 2009
Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap is a very talented travel writer and photographer from Philippines. He regularly writes for many travel magazines besides his blog.
It was really good to see fellow travelers from around the world enjoying Holi with colors of India in Kerala.