The Attack

lamiel

Montreal, Canada

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The Holi (Color) Festival is celebrated throughout most of India at the onset of spring. “One of Holi’s biggest customs is the loosening strictness of social structures, which normally include age, sex, status, and caste. Holi closes the wide gaps between social classes and brings Hindus together. Together, the rich and poor, women and men, enjoy each other’s presence on this joyous day. Additionally, Holi lowers the strictness of social norms. No one expects polite behavior; as a result, the atmosphere is filled with excitement and joy.”

Colors in powder or liquid form are doused on everyone out on the streets as part of the merriment. The children on this photograph, taken from my guesthouse window, are seen attacking neighbors on a nearby rooftop.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor micro 105mm

Varanasi, India

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