Holi the Hindu festival of colors is just round the corner. This year it is going to be celebrated on March 20, 2011. One of the unique features of this festival is the concept of smearing our family and friends with colors. Earlier the coloring was a predominantly North Indian concept but now it is a national festival celebrated the same way. This festival depicts the dawn of spring when new leaves spring up in plants, and there is a riot of color in the outdoors.
There are numerous legend associations to Holi but personally for me it signifies the vibrancy of Hindu heritage and culture that is unique and quite superior. A religious tradition that accepts diverse schools of thoughts and has an answer to pretty much every spiritual and philosophical question.