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March 22nd 2008
Published: March 22nd 2008
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Kim and Dan, the colors begin!
We went to our friends Saif's farm house to celebrate Holi. Last year at this time we had been here only a few weeks and were not invited to any Holi celebrations. Saif is very fun and we always enjoy his company. We met him through Sagar.

We brought about 10 different colors and 2 large squirt guns, one for Kim and one for me. Everyone spent the day throwing colors at each other. The party was catered with food and beverage. The party got started around noon. Kim purchased all white clothes for us and they were completely soaked in various colors within 20 minutes of our arrival.

Wikipedia:
"Holi (Hindi: होली), or Phagwa (Bhojpuri), also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India and Nepal. In West Bengal, it is known as Dolyatra (Doljatra) or Boshonto Utsav ("spring festival"). On the first day bonfires are lit at night to signify burning the demoness Holika, Hiranyakashipu's sister. On the second day, known as Dhulhendi, people spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other. The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold.
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Dan, Kim
Thus, the playful throwing of the colored powders has a medicinal significance: the colors are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors. A special drink called thandai is prepared, sometimes containing bhang (Cannabis sativa)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

Sorry kids, there was no bhang in the Tang!


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Kim and Dan, pure white clothes, on our way to the party
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Saif, our host and friend
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The pool was clear upon our arrival
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The pools was purple brown by 2pm
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Nice to see Sagar smile, he has been sad because he and Ira have been having trouble in their relationship
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Debbie and Kim. Debbie is a swim suit model from Belgium.
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Debbie, Kim and Dan
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Look at the color of the pool now
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Kim and Olivia
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Thomas and Pom (Austria, Amsterdam)
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Sonu, Kim, Thomas, Pom
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Celia, Friend, Friend, Kim, Pamela
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Kim and Pom


22nd March 2008

YEAH
Now that is a party! Keep rockin' it!
22nd March 2008

Will the pool survive?
That looks like so much fun!!! I miss you guys! Jen
22nd March 2008

Hey girl! It was SUCH a great time! Never thought getting so dirty (ha ha) could be so fun! Just another day of us kids living the dream baby!! Love and miss you bunches!! xxxx
22nd March 2008

Hey mista! How are ya? Yeah, just another day of Dan and I acting like little kids (like we'll ever stop) :) xxx

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