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Fagu Purnima Holi - Red Powder, Romance and Haunting Demons
Travel to Nepal
The ancient Hindu festival of Holi, named allegedly after the mythical demoness Holika, brings eight rowdy days in March, sometimes late February, when men, women and children foreigners as Well as Nepalese -may find themselves doused with sacred red powder or splashed with scarlet liquid. The religious significance of this springtime celebration is all but lost in an outburst of youthful exuberance in which the throwing of 'colour' on all passers-by should, according to tradition, be accepted by the victim with the same good humour with which the prank is performed.

Rung Khelna, the playing with colour, is given sanction beginning on the eighth day of the waxing moon in March with the installation of a twenty-five-foot bamboo ceremonial pole, topped with three umbrella -like tiers, each fringed with colourful strips of cloth. This chir pole is erected with pomp and cermony amidst a crowd of revellers in the street at Basantpur, near Kathmandu's old royal palace. Guns crack in salute, flutes and drums echo round the square, while red ceremonial powder is sprinkled aout the pole and into the outstretched hands of surrounding spectators, and the week of Holi commences. Throughout the week the chir pole is conidered sacred and people come to place at its base small lighted wicks, flowers and red powder.
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