Happy Holi everyone.
Today (27th March 2013) is the Hindu festival of “Holi”.
Also known as the “Festival of Colours”, it’s the day where you wear your whitest (throwaway) whites & prepared to be bombarded (literally) by water bombs & coloured powder (hopefully non-toxic).
At the end of it all, you come out looking like someone’s bad psychedelic, technicolour dream.
The High Commission hosted a Holi party on the HOM’s back lawn yesterday.
We did have a designated Holi paint area where if you walked into the space, you were fair game.
As the afternoon progressed, however, the paint area kinda grew to encompass the entire back lawn & pretty soon, everyone was covered in paint to varying degrees.
It was alot of fun as the photos show:
|Ed (L) & Nicole (C) will be the control subjects - see how colourful they get|
|Starting to see a bit of powder on the face|
|Now it starts getting ugly|
|Chris looks like he's having fun|
|Yes !! Water pistols are an essential part of Holi|
|Alexis (from the first photo) at the height of the colourfest|
|Our DHOM (L) lasted 1 minute before being bombarded|
|Even the visiting IT techs got into the spirit of things|
|Poor Anna looks like she doesn't know what's hit her|
|Caitlin & Kate|
|These two managed to escape relatively unscathed|
|These two showed after we'd run out of coloured powder|
|Nicole at the end of the afternoon - this photo sums it up !!|