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Holi Tales

March 20, 2016

A very Happy Holi to all the readers.

What a Joy to share the happy Holi tales of childhood which reminds us of colors and fun. Holi always brings out the hidden child in each one of us. I am proud to be part of a Country where this Colorful festival is celebrated to bring harmony into the relationships and Life.

I really miss the Holi celebration when we were far away from the facts and statistics and when we never thought about hair getting spoiled or skin getting rash.

Holi mostly used to clash with our exams but even then we managed to celebrate it fully with Family and Friends. Thanks to my Mom who never stopped us from having fun despite exam stress.

Holi was about celebrating together when all the neighborhood peeps get together to forget the past disagreements and enjoy without any hesitation.

We, my younger Brother and I, used to gather all our props the night before- Balloons, Water guns, Gulal and water buckets and ask our Mother to wake us up early for the preparation. Here Morning came, there we were ready after our breakfast and champi done. No one used to be late that day. We used to divide ourselves into groups and stand at a distance to target other with balloons and water guns. What Fun it was!

Till we end up with our game completely drenched, Elders were out and next fun begins- To visit each and every Home and Color them in the vibes of festival. We got ready with washed hands to join them and enjoy delectable sweets others used to offer. We never grabbed one but fill our mouth and fists.

That was not enough for us and our next plan was to run in open playground with dry colors and run behind each other. After we got totally exhausted, we used to laid down in the park narrating the stories about imaginary shapes of clouds.

The weather on Holi in India is too pleasant to get dirty without the fear of catching cold. It adds to the fun for Kids.

Sharing the pic of 2004

happy holi

Hey Friends! You all have been missed 🙂 Wish you all a Happy Holi.

 

Things changed with time and now we are more concerned about clothes getting spoiled, house getting dirty and water getting wasted.

Memories got refreshed as I am sharing those here. I love this way of expressing my thoughts in words. Friends are far away now but this year I am planning to color my Husband who play hide and seek on this day every year. I will prepare some Sweets at home and will call all near and dear ones to wish Happy Holi.

 

 

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  • Deepa Malhotra Gandhi

    Your post made me nostalgic. It is a fun read full of memories. Thanks for linking up with #MMM 🙂

  • Sucha fun post.Holi was really always fun and loads of good food.But its okay to be careful about quality of colour we use.getting a little mad is good fun sometimes.Thanks for sharing your wonderfukl Holi memeories with us on #ThankfulThursdays

  • Geethica Mehra

    Hey Upasna, you have driven me back to my own childhood days. Those were the days when nothing came in between neither the exams nor the skincare issues.

  • Richa Choudhary

    Hey Upasana, this was fun reading and loved the video . KhulkeHoli 🙂
    #allThatsMom

  • Hey Upasna,

    Thanks for sharing. I would like to tell a little funny incident about my first holi at the age of 10 🙂

    I was little afraid to go out because people used to put very hard color on face. Normally you would see your face after 10-15 days. I had a crush in my school. 🙂

    So that was 1998 if I am sure. I went out for holi because everyone wanted me to go out instead of sitting at home. I played well. When I came back my mom asked to see my face in mirror and wash it. The moment I saw my face, I broke the mirror.

    Everyone was thinking that I am not liking the color on face but the main concern was school next day and someone would not like my face.

    Haha

    • Ha ha ha…you must be feeling embarrassing the next day. I too started disliking the after-effects of Holi colors the day I got aware about my skin and omg..pimples.

      Thanks for dropping by Vikas.