Festival of Colors "Holi" will be held in St. Petersburg 11 July. More 5000 Participants will sprinkle each other inks of different colors and shades. This day, expected, will be the most colorful day of the year!
In Indian culture There is a special tradition, uniting all Hindus in one bright color society - is Festival of Colors "Holi".
It passes worldwide, giving people - residents and natives of India - the freedom and emancipation. Has been celebrated for more than two millennia.
Festival "Holi" - a holiday legends. It is associated with the cult of worship of Vishnu, once led to the death of an evil demon Kholiki. It is in her memory at the festival burn an effigy symbolizing her, that reminds us of the Russian tradition to meet spring - Shrove Tuesday.
Also in the history of the ancient holiday of love games mentioned god Krishna, amuse themselves in the society of young shepherdesses. At the festival "Holi" young people can afford to choose the theme of dance and flirt flirting, at the usual time so condemned in the Indian culture.
Organizers of the festival: «Питер ONline»
2 thoughts on “Colorful Festival in St. Petersburg”
I am in St.Petersburg in this time, I participate in India a Holi festival.
I am interested to see the difference.
Thank you to put me on the list to participate with my girl friend, I live in Switzerland.
I come to St.Petersburg to enjoy my life and enjoy the culture of this city.
Thanks for your comment. Great that you’ve already seen Holi and that you’re coming to St.Petersburg this year!:) We don’t organise this event, just share some info about it. I’m sure you can talk more about your participation with the organisers – the link to vk.com group is in the post.