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Photo Of The Day: Festival Of Colors NYC

Photo Of The Day: Festival Of Colors NYC Apr 10th, 2013 at 6:00PM: The Festival of Colors celebration in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn last week was a vibrant Holi celebration. In Hindu tradition, all of the festivalgoers were asked to toss their multicolored powder into the air before the sun completely set and in doing so, the little daylight left alongside the stage lights set the blending colors of powder aglow. I had been looking forward to...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had throughout the world in 2013. Below are more than 60 music festivals, cultural events, pilgrimages and celebrations you should...

Indian odyssey: A Holi debauch in Varanasi

Indian odyssey: A Holi debauch in Varanasi Jul 29th, 2010 at 11:29AM: Varanasi, City of Death, City of Passage to Worlds Beyond. Founded by Lord Shiva on the banks of the holy Ganges, Varanasi (once known as Benares) occupies the most sacred land in India, and is a reputed tirtha (passage point to the Other World). For at least 3,000 years Varanasi has drawn India's dying, specifically those dying Hindus seeking release from Samsara, the burdensome cycle of...

Happy Holi: Another version of India than Slumdog Millionaire's

Mar 11th, 2009 at 7:00PM: As the big win of Slumdog Millionaire has moved out of the top story category, here's another version of India, one that I experienced, but without all the choreography and singing. Today is Holi, a holiday celebrating the triumph of good over evil. I forgot about it until being reminded by this Intelligent Travel post. Here's a happy Holi experience for you. If you watched Season 13 of the...

Holi, India's Festival of Colors

Mar 1st, 2007 at 3:41PM: Holi, also known as India's Festival of Colors, begins on the Phalgun Purnima, or the night of the first full moon in late February or early March. For those of you who haven't looked up at the night sky recently, that means it's this weekend. Believed to have originated as long ago as 300BC, the legend-soaked event celebrates the arrival of spring and the promise of fertile fields. It also...

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