I know it's been a rough weekend, but I hope everyone's having a happier Tuesday.
On that note, I'll be working with Enki Coven to hold a Holi celebration on MageNet grounds. Holi is the celebration of the eternal and divine love of Radha Krishna as well as the triumph of good over evil. It has been known as the "Festival of Love," the "Festival of Colours," and the "Festival of Spring." More practically, it is ushering in the arrival of spring, the blossoming of love, as well as a time to meet others to forgive and forget in order to repair broken relationships.
The celebrations start on the 17th at sunset, with Holika Dahan. We will burn a bonfire signifying the defeat of the demoness Holika. As it will be full of religious ceremonies and prayers, it will be a closed ceremony. However, if you are interested in observing respectfully, I can talk to the Enki Elders about allowing you access!
On March 18th
, we will hold Rangwali Holi, which is open to all! This is a free-for-all festival of colours, where everyone can throw coloured powered at each other. There will also be water guns and water balloons full of colour on offer and anyone and everyone is fair game. Friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children, and elders. While we're constricting our celebrations to MageNet grounds (please avoid bombarding the interior MageNet buildings with colour), it wouldn't be surprising to see people on the streets attacking each other with powder.
It will go on from morning to afternoon, with a catered buffet for breakfast and lunch. Then a more formal sit down dinner will occur on the grounds, where you dress up in your finest.
I hope to see many of you Outlanders there!( Saving your flist! )