This Friday, I am feeling very festive!! Last Sunday, we had organised a wonderful Holi celebration with our Wimbledon Indians. It was an ad-hoc arrangement and last minute celebration nevertheless we all had a GREAT time!! Here are some of the pictures from the event.
It was a garden party (organised in Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon) filled with yummy food, lots of laughter, and truly colorful experience!!
YUM YUM…Authentically Indian Picnic 🙂
I realise that, I really enjoy first part of the year. From January to April, we celebrate a different festival every other week (statistically it’s true). I have compiled a list below…have I missed any? If yes, feel free to add in a comment 🙂
- January – New year, and Chinese New Year! Absolutely love New Year Celebration. It feels like our universe, and all within it has been renewed!
- Kite Flying Day (14th Jan) – Traditionally an Indian festival celebrated by Hindus, but lately people of all casts, and religions celebrate this festival. Eat good food, and as the name suggests “Fly Kites”
- Valentine Day (14th Feb) – Love is in the air….and this day is dedicated to all lovers 🙂
- Shivratri (Lord Shiva’s B’day) – Generally in Feb, but date can vary depending on moon calendar. A very special day for the Lord Shiva’s followers. They stay up till midnight, consume a special drink and chant Shiva Bhajan! It is a beautiful festival !!
- Holi – Normally in March, and date can vary depending on lunar calendar. Traditionally an Indian festival, but lately is celebrated in many countries….and specially in USA, and Europe it has become a theme of events such as Color Run, or Holi Open festival. There is a very beautiful ancient stories associated with this festival.
- International Women’s Day (8th March) – Special day for all women round the world! xxx
- Mother’s day (15th March) – Needs no descriptions!! Very special Sunday for many mothers round the world!!
- St. Patrick’s’ Day (17th March) – The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
- Good Friday – 3rd April, Good Friday is a religious holiday, observed primarily by Christians, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
- Easter Sunday – 5th April, but date can vary. In Britain we have custom to give bunny chocolates or chocolate eggs!! Looking forward to it already 🙂
Is it the same for you?