If there is one festival or event I am dying to attend it is Holi, the Hindu festival of colour. This past weekend Holi was celebrated in India as well as Nepal, Sri Lanka and several other countries with large Indic populations. There is plenty of fascinating history and rituals tied to the annual festival that you can read about here. I bet you can guess the part of Holi I am obsessed with – the day devoted to throwing coloured powder and coloured water in celebration! There are many theories tied to this practice but most revolve around bringing people together – cutting across classes, castes and beliefs while officially ushering in spring, the season of love. I am dazzled by images of markets full of colourful pigment piles that turn into brilliant clouds of colour. Most of all, I love the unbridled joy and love of colour demonstrated by those celebrating Holi and how their faces become individual works of art. I really need to book my ticket to Holi next year!