Happy Holi!

I’ve written previously about the festival of Holi (here and here) and what it all means.  Really, it’s a day of being as mischievous as you can, gather with friends and family, and generally have a ton of fun.

The following are a few photos from my SIRC friends …. sure looks like their celebrations of Holi lived up to it’s raucous reputation!

Dr Avsec (far left), one of SIRC’s doctors, having a blast with friends

Some of the SIRC staff who had to work today, with a few of the patients on the roof of the Spinal Centre

And some more staff and patients at the entrance to the Spinal Centre

Rishi (2nd right) with some friends in Jorpati earlier today

Sonika (left) with friends in Jorpati

Rishi with a few of the kids at the SCI Hostel in Jorpati

Sanjita with a few of her pals – I guess Prajwal was the cameraman??

A few more SIRC staff with friends celebrating in Jorpati

Holi celebrations in the village of Phoolbari, Angella to the far left with little Sanskriti surrounded by her grandparents on the right.  Photo credit Shree Krishna Dhital

Local kids from the Phoolbari village couldn’t miss out on the fun! Photo credit Shree Krishna Dhital

I love this shot of Rozina, Subash and their friend celebrating Holi in Colorado, USA.  I wonder what their neighbours thought?!

Rozina (r), Subash her husband (m) with a friend celebrating Holi rather boisterously in Colorado

The beautiful Sheetal (r) with her family, celebrating Holi in Hetauda, Narayani Zone in southern Nepal

And to show how really crazy it gets in Kathmandu, I picked this up from today’s Kathmandu Post!

Holi celebrations in Kathmandu earlier today. Photo credit: Kathmandu Post / NIMESH JANG RAI & SANJOG MANANDHAR

And lastly from the Himalayan Times who are also reporting ~200 youth were arrested for hooliganism earlier today in Kathmandu.

Holi celebration at Basnatapur Durbar Square earlier. Photo credit Himalayan Times

I bet the party is still going on!  Hope you had a good Holi, wherever you are!

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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4 Responses to Happy Holi!

  1. Happy Holi to you too Kate!

  2. Mick Canning says:

    Not always easy to tell where Holi celebrations end and hooliganism begins…

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