Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

img_7404

Winner: Rhys

An unexpectedly large turnout for a game only two nights before Thanksgiving and a rough night for all the players not up on their current events. Rhys was due for a win and led from start to finish, followed closely by Rosebud and David.

Tonight we learned that it took 66 days for the Mayflower to travel across the Atlantic ocean and that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was written by J.K. Rowling, and looks to be a fine follow up to “Harry Potter.”

m

m

Good Question!: What Hindu festival involves people throwing colored powders on to each other?

Choices: a. Holi  b. Durga Puja   c. Diwali   d. Navratri

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 27: Foreign tourists enjoying Holi celebration near Malviya Nagar market on March 27, 2013 in New Delhi, India. Holi, festival of color is Hindu religious festival also called Basantotsav or spring festival as it mark the arrival of spring. People gather together to play colors, sing and dance to traditional tunes and eat sweets specially Gujiyas. (Photo by Ahmer Khan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI, INDIA – MARCH 27: Foreign tourists enjoying Holi celebration near Malviya Nagar market on March 27, 2013 in New Delhi, India. Holi, festival of color is Hindu religious festival also called Basantotsav or spring festival as it mark the arrival of spring. People gather together to play colors, sing and dance to traditional tunes and eat sweets specially Gujiyas. (Photo by Ahmer Khan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

 

Answer: Holi

Here is an authentic, unedited history of “Holi”

The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renews sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi”

Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. Numerous legends & stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and vivid. People rub ‘gulal’ and ‘abeer’ on each others’ faces and cheer up saying, “bura na maano Holi hai”. Holi also gives a wonderful chance to send blessings and love to dear ones wrapped in a special Holi gifts.

Oh heck, a picture is always worth 1000 words:

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »