Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SATURDAY: A Day of Color

This virtual sketch event was 
created and developed by Dina Schlesinger 

The world is filled with interesting festivals.  Yom Kippur will soon be celebrated by Jews, a day of atonement during which the deceased are remembered.   The Chinese have the Qingming Festival also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day.  In July the Japanese celebrated Gion Matsuri a national holiday of purification - a holiday that’s been celebrated in Kyoto every year since 869.

Dina has selected two incredible festivals for us to sketch.  They were selected for the incredible array of images you can find on the internet and because both festivals she selected have such incredible colors.  

The photos we use as references should just be your starting point.  Let your imagination soar.

But there isn't anything to compare to Holi- the Hindu celebration of life; the beginning of spring and love. Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the Indian "festival of spring", the "festival of colors", or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the victory of good over evil.   The photographs of this holiday are incredible - break out your wild colors for the world’s most trippy festival.

Click this link to see photos:   HOLI  

As we approach All Souls’ Day (November 2) as part of the celebration the faithful remember the departed with prayers and feasting.  Sure, the theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. ... Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons).  Like the Holi celebration this is a highly visual event that has been captured by numerous incredible photographs.

Click this link to see photos: Day of the Dead:

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