One of my most vivid memories of when I lived in Nepal is the festival of Holi.
Holi is a festival of colors, a celebration of the triumph of good over evil and the beginning of spring. (I really like the idea that the coming of spring is seen as the triumph of good over evil, don't you?)
Children and adults alike smear themselves with colors and run through the streets throwing colored powder and water on friends, neighbors and strangers with such mischievous joy.
These amazing photos of this year's Holi on March 1st, from The Big Picture, took me back.