The Holi Festival

Here at gadling one of the things we like to do is make you aware of the
various festivals and happenings around the world. Coming
up in March around full moon time is the Hindu festival of Holi in both Nepal and India.
Holi is a festival  celebrating
the climax of spring. I’ve been told by friends that it’s very wild. Bonfires are lit, people pray and fast (not the
fun part), and then for hours people chuck paint balloons at one another. Here’s
another site with info
about the festival. Perhaps you didn’t need a good excuse to go to South Asia, but here is one anyway.