The following morning, with our brand new clothes and our powder bags we woke up and asked the people at the hostel what was going on. They told us to go to Durbar Square, the place where people gather to celebrate. At that time of the day there was still nothing going on, it looked like a normal day, so we just had breakfast and went out. The first unusual thing we noticed was in the temple next to the hostel. There was a few people outside it and a water buffalo tied there. We asked around and they told us they were sacrificing the buffalo that day (besides offering me a teaching job in Kathmandu which I nicely refused). It would still take quite a long time to see the sacrifice, so we just left the place and walked towards Durbar Square.
And on the way to Durbar it was when we first got our face powdered! Being tourists, all Nepali people are waving to you and so on normally, so during Holi we were even more attractive to them. We met a group of young boys who were carrying bags full of powder and who politely asked us if they could paint our faces (it was quite surprising, I was expecting that they would just throw powder to you but they first asked, probably because we had no color at all, yet). We of course agreed and with the first "Happy Holi!" we painted each others' faces. That was the official start of our Holi!
Finally we reached Durbar Square already with a hundred-color face and what we saw there was crazy. The square was literally full of people and they had two big stages where a Dj was entertaining the crowds with music. It was like a big party with people dancing, drinking, taking pictures, recording... crazy.
We then just went back slowly to our hostel, seeing on the way plenty of people (especially foreigners) covered with thousands of colors. A quick snack and back to the hostel to have a good and long shower. It's not really easy to wash your face and hair when they are covered by powder!
For more picrtures of the Holi Festival, you can check my Nepal Picture Gallery.