Field Note #97: Happy Holi Shows Joy and Love in Nepal


 
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After nearly 40 hours of travel from Raleigh, NC to Chitwan, Nepal we got to enjoy some free time around the area. Lucky for us, the Happy Holi festival was in full swing and the locals were celebrating in the streets. This festival is celebrating good overcoming evil, and the locals demonstrated that beautifully. They invited us to sing and dance, painting our faces without any hesitation or reservations. The joy that we all felt was absolutely incredible, and we were reminded an important lesson about human nature: joy and love have no language. We found a commonality of happiness, and the sense of community was overwhelming. Nepal has already stolen our hearts.

- Kelsey and Molly