Before children and responsibilities I had a carefree life, I saw many different countries and cultures but my favourite without a doubt was India. I loved it there so much I stayed there for 3 years enjoying the way of life, the culture and of course the festivals.
India has so many festivals and celebrations but my all time favourite is Holi.
In India, Holi marks the arrival of Spring and the passing of Winter and is celebrated with people from all ages covering the streets in colour, dancing and singing. The colour, noise and entertainment that accompanies Holi is an overwhelming feeling of unity and brotherhood.
Here in Ipswich we celebrate Holi in one of the local parks and whilst it is not as good as the real thing it's still really good fun. This year a couple of friends and I decided to head along with the kids.
We all met up in the park and the music and smells of the bonfire and food were amazing, for a moment it took me back to the days of living in India and reminded me of all the things I loved.
We sat around for a bit and enjoyed our surroundings until everyone was ready to receive the powdered paint. We all waited until everyone got their hands full of it and then went crazy, we covered the kids and they covered us we even threw paint at people we didn't know. The paint, the craziness, the feeling of everyone being together for one reason was amazing and I thoroughly recommend this festival to everyone.
Hopefully see you all next year 😀