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So, I have never done this before and to make up for the lack of blogging for the past 3 months, I am having a little give away.
That’s right, a give away! I love the idea of this festival and after having been asked very nicely to step up, after purchasing a few extra tickets to the We Are One (previously known as Holi One) Festival of Colour a while ago, I jumped at the opportunity to bring about a little more attention to this once in a lifetime opportunity.
So, what is it?
Well, I’m sure you and your grandmother’s friend have already seen the pictures from around the world or locally – Cape Town – of faces who appear as though a unicorn has vommed all over them. Not the greatest of visual images, but… wait, no, it is. I would love to see a unicorn throw up! I bet they’d throw up tiny drag-queens and talking butterflies. Moving on.
Holi is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours. It is primarily observed in India and Nepal but also in Bangladesh and Pakistan. It is also known as Phagwah and Festival of Colours.
The festival has many purposes; first and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colours and saying farewell to winter. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw coloured powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.
Holi lowers (but does not remove completely) the strictness of social norms. Together, everyone enjoys each other’s presence on this joyous day. No one expects polite behaviour; as a result, the atmosphere is filled with excitement, fun and joy.
So, it’s not all about rave music and powder – sort of.
What’s up for grabs?
4 tickets (Powder included) to the WE ARE ONE Festival in Johannesburg on the 6th of Arpil 2013!
Yes, I know… I know. Thank me later, yeah?
…and I thought, what the hell! Let’s give some of mine away…
How do you WIN?
Well, let’s get personal. To me, the festival is about cleansing, of “the-giving-up-of”, a transition, much like the celebration of a new season as it’s traditionally about. So, for you to grab the set of 4 tickets for you and 3 of your colourful friends; I want you to tell me something that you would be giving up on or moving on from in your life, as it may. Make it fun, creative, personal, awesome, gross – literally whatever you want – I will choose the one I think is most deserving and voila – you’re a winner!
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