|photo: from Holi Open Air Poznan’s facebook page|
Holi is a Hindu religious festival celebrating the arrival of spring. It involves among other things, dance, food, music, and tossing galul (colored paint powder) into the air. In case you’re wondering, yes, everyone ends up totally covered in paint of all colors. The concept has been borrowed by many groups around the world as a concert/event theme. Holi Open Air arrived in Poznan this week and will take place in Warsaw in a fortnight.
We’re a long way from the arrival of spring, but that didn’t stop reveling concert goers from the paint part of the celebration. We were not in attendance, but a Dutch expat friend was and I’ve read about it online. One blog post recounted the author’s experience at Holi Open Air events in Austria. Her advice:
— Drink before you go. The beer is expensive and the lines for the toilet are long.
— She felt the right age for the audience was 18 – 21. She was 22 and thought that was OK, but if you were 25, that might be too old to enjoy it.
It’s crazy to think our youngest child, turning 25 on Friday, is aging out of things!