Celebrating Holi

Holi Red

Holi yellow

Holi magenta

As if India weren’t colorful enough, the Hindu ritual of Holi—to welcome spring—will be making it even brighter very soon. Thousands of people gather to throw colored powder and water, often perfumed, at each other—and the hues are incredible. I thought these images, taken from above by German artist Katrin Korfmann were particularly striking, and resembled abstract paintings as much as brilliant photographs!

In fact, if they inspired you to do so, there’s a tutorial for making a Holi-inspired poster on DesignSponge:


This year, the celebration falls on Monday, March 17th (when the color green will be making a splash around here). Read more about the ritual and play of colors.

Have you been to India? Would you like to? I can’t wait to go back. Rajasthan was incredible. Here are our travelogues: India, Part One and India, Part Two.


Have a great weekend!

[Top photographs by Katrin Korfmann found on Lost At E Minor; DIY via Design Sponge; Bottom fashion photo by Mr. Kate]

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