Tons of powdered color and millions of water balloons are being annually thrown at the spring festival of Holi in India. If you are visiting India on that day, either be ready to drown yourself in fun color and have the time of your life or just stay indoors.
Festival of Million Water Balloons - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats. Remember splashing your childhood friend with a water cannon.... Now, multiply that one instance by a billion, throw in literally tons of powdered color and millions of water balloons - and you get the spring festival of Holi in India. If you are visiting India on that day, either be ready to drown yourself in fun color and have the time of your life or just stay indoors. Locals from ages 1 to 100 partake in this incredible festival - only the meek stay at home. Kids love to surprise passer-bys with water cannons or water balloons. There are playful fights of colors on hundreds of street corners. No one is safe! Adults might enjoy in a mellower style just with powdered color but every face is still smiling. Ofcourse when you have a billion people celebrating life, there's the rowdy crowd that you want to stay away from. Some areas have their own unique spin - Mathura holi involves women beating men with sticks after men tease them provocatively. Like other Hindu festivals, Holi has religious origins and is celebrated in either February or March. Critics of the festival take issue with the chemicals in colors and rowdiness, but for the most part, holi is one of the world's greatest festivals and literally the most colorful.