Monday, March 31, 2008
As Good Friday comes to an end, Holi Festival in
During the celebration, participants often paint their faces and bodies with shades of the Holi colors.
Within the last decade, mass production of the paint colors has become prevalent, which consequently has spawned health issues for those who have used the cheaper and more readily available paint colors.
In response, a new movement has begun to promote safe festival materials provided by local farmers producing paint colors made with natural ingredients as once was the only way the paint was produced. This is an example of the Indian people going back to their roots, literally, as they return to the methods practiced for centuries by their people, recognizing the credibility of the age old saying, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’