I live in odd times, when it comes to Indian festivals. Growing up, we would know when something was coming up because there'd be a public holiday. In grad school I would know because my mom would give me instructions on the phone on when to call and wish family members, plus I would notice the full moon and make a connection to which month had which festival, the new moon festivals went by unnoticed for the most part though. Now, a recent conversation went like this:
Me (to a friend a couple of days ago): I think it's Holi soon.
Friend: Really? I haven't gotten any Whatsapp greetings yet.
Today I woke up to a barrage of videos, stock photo greetings and large group messages. There's no need to look further than my phone, I guess it is officially Holi :)