Religious and secular events are celebrated throughout the year by most religions and cultures. This six-volume series describes for children some of the more important ones. An abundance of color photographs and a snappy text show how each festival is marked in locations throughout the world. Each book also offers ideas for making festive decorations and food, so that the reader can take part, too.
Holi is a Hindu festival observed in the spring. Those who take part in Holi are looking forward to and giving thanks for the harvest in the fall to come. The cycle of spring sowing and harvest time is the focus of Holi. This is a festival of color. Children and adults spray one another with colored dyes, like vegetable powders. Adults have mock stick fights. It all relates to exuberance, joy, and remembers the playfulness of the gods. Special offerings of food to the gods, family feasts, the Holi bonfire, and role of fire and light for Hindus are all included.