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snap: Holi, the festival of colours from Kevin Frayer

May 11, 2012

Sure, it’s greening, but it’s been a bit dull here in Montreal and just last night I was following the social chatter about what Johnny Cash Jr. would have called a prairie thunder boomer rolling across Winnipeg last night. However, I found a splash of colour courtesy of our exquisitely talented friend Kevin Frayer, Associated Press chief photographer for South Asia, based in Delhi. The photo, which was tweeted by an Italian fan right here …

… was taken at the Baldev Temple in Dauji, India in March during Holi, a spring festival celebrated by Hindus which appears to be to colour what the Tomatina is to tomatoes in Spain. Click here to view photos by Kevin and others of that festival, which shows Hindus throwing, smearing and splashing water and coloured powders to make a big joyous coloured mess out of everyone and everything. Also, you could click here for a different photo gallery from the same festival.

Bring on spring.

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