Holi is a major festival in the Hindu religion. It is celebrated to mark the happy transition from the dark and dreary winter to the new life of spring.

Legend has it that Prince Prahlada was dedicated to, and worshiped a major Hindu god – Vishnu. Prahlada’s aunt and father however objected to his religion and as punishment placed him in the center of a blustering bonfire.  It was the god Vishnu that protected him and prevented him from being burnt.

The festival of colors symbolizes both the colors of the bonfire as well as the bright new colors of the start of spring.

On the day of the Holi Festival, the society as a whole, change their protocols and drop their social prejudices – where the rich and poor celebrate together.

The Holi Festival in Hanoi takes place on the 19th of March at the Waterpark Tay Ho.

Free flow drinks, food and music with an abundance of color.

 

 Credit: National Geographic