Holi is one celebration that has almost as much going on in terms of celebration as it has mythology. Participants paint their faces with brightly colored dye and flood the streets in celebration of love and the coming of spring. Vibrant dye in powder form and colored water are thrown, dropped and sprayed on anyone within reach as people celebrate.
The 16-day festival is known as a celebration of love, light, positivity and color. The history behind Holi is long and varied, but generally the mythology states the tradition began out of good conquering evil and playful pranks.
The event is so immersed in the culture of India, practically everyone participates. Everyone involved are encouraged and comply to let go and be free from all inhibition and structure from their everyday.
With that said, there are a few aspects of this celebration foreign travelers should be aware of. Being that participants are known to completely let go and drink a blend of alcohol and cannabis throughout the day and night, there is a chance people can occasionally take advantage of the blamelessness of the event and act out. Women are encouraged to travel in groups to deter inebriated strangers from following or harassing them, which may not be uncommon for single females to experience while walking alone.
Otherwise, the event is known to be an amazing time, which is clear from the amazingly vibrant photos of the festival of Holi. The spectacular event is a uniting factor in the culture as well as a driving force for tourists to take part in the color, fun and carefree spirit of the holiday.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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Shrimp is a summer staple. Seafood in general is consumed more during the summer because many travelers make their way to coastal destinations, but shrimp is king. Shrimp is added to many dishes and served in different forms. All summer, people purchase pounds of shrimp and cook them however they desire to go along with their meal. Several different ways to prepare shrimp are highlighted here to expose travelers to the world of shrimp.