Away from home, a group of volunteers under the banner Holi Mela Committee has started organizing the festival of colors (Holi) in Nishi-Kasai
Holi is one of the important festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is popularly known as a “Festival of colors” is a major publicly celebrated festival. Celebrants welcome the beginning of spring with bonfires and smearing different colors on the body. Each color representa a meaning: red symbolizes love and fertility; yellow is the color of turmeric, considered a most powerful natural remedy, represents auspiciousness; blue represents the Hindu God Krishna, and green is for new beginnings. This year, Holi is celebrated on March 21st. Coincidentally, it is also Equinox day, a national holiday in Japan.
Colors will be available at the site, so turn up in white and be prepared to get colorful!