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Holi Catalunya…

Holi Catalunya…

Holi – the festival of colors – is a religious holiday that marks the beginning of spring.  It is celebrated on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March) of the Hindu calendar.  During this time, the normally strict social rules are abandoned, and people of all ages, gender, class and casts intermingle to … Continue reading

Life with a carnival mask…

Life with a carnival mask…

When I think of carnival, I immediately think of Rio.  I think of dancing the sultry night away to samba while wearing an elaborate, glitzy, mid drift bearing costume complete with matching headdress.  While Brazil is host to the largest carnival celebration on the planet, the days leading up to lent are also celebrated in countries … Continue reading