Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 78

March 19th - 23rd - The Mivervalia and Quinquatria, main festivals of Minerva, the Roman goddess of war, wisdom arts and trades.

March 19th - Full Moon - A Storm moon is, according to weather folklore, the moon which occurs in March during shifting weather patterns in the northern hemisphere. It is also called seed moon, moon of winds, crow moon, moon of the snow-blind, and Full Worm Moon. We are also calling it a Supermoon.

19th - Ides of March - The Festival of Anna Perenna, the Roman goddess of the circle of the year. Her festival was celebrated on the full moon of the first month of the Roman year (the Ides of March).

19th - Holi (Hindu ) - The Hindu spring festival, The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit,also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India.

Lots to celebrate!! Drink, sing, dance and be Merry!!

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