Every year around this time I ask the same question (See, “When it comes to welcoming spring, we stink“): Why can’t we come up with a way to celebrate the end of the dark months along the lines of Holi, when Hindus greet the turn of winter into spring with a splash of color.
If you want to start the tradition, today is your day. It occurs on the day of the March full moon.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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