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Myanmar (Burma) Picture – Travel Photo – National Geographic Photo of the Day
Festival of Lights, Myanmar....Lighting a sea of candles, Burmese pay homage to their ancestors during Thadingyut, the three-day festival of lights in October marking the end of the Buddhist equivalent of Lent.
MAY 31, 2010 Holi Festival, India Photograph by Kalpana Chatterjee, Your Shot This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated by different names in this vast and culturally diverse country. The traditions followed for the festival vary a little (and at times a lot) as one moves from one state to another.
Nandgaon Holi Festival, India The Hindu festival of Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, is celebrated with much enthusiasm in the month of Phalgun, which usually corresponds to the month of March. It marks the arrival of spring and the bright colors represent energy, life, and joy.
Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated in March in India. Participants throw bright colored powders at each other. There is religious significance, but it is also a way to welcome spring.