I’m a photographer from Croatia and just now I’m traveling through India with my wife. While we’re having a great time getting to know this amazing culture and Indian people, the one thing we were looking forward to was to participate in Holi festival, a celebration that is getting so popular all over our planet in recent years.

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This festival originates in India, or to be more precise, as Indians like to believe, it all started here in Mathura and Vrindavan, two little towns just two hours away from the majestic New Delhi.

Holi is the festival that welcomes spring in India and marks its start, and it’s believed that it was started many years ago by Lord Krishna himself, who was, as Indians believe, born in Mathura and grew up in Vrindavan.
And what do people do on Holi? People show their happiness for the beginning of the spring by spreading all kinds of colored powder and colored water at each other, together with hugs and smiles. This act should bring people together and make them closer, mark their happiness.

And so we participated! Starting the day wearing clean outfits and finishing it wearing countless colors and smiles. What was it like to be a part of such celebration in Mathura and Vrindavan from the beginning till the end of the day? Take a look at our photos here to find out.

More info: nikolasmernic.com