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Holi | INDIA

Holi (Sanskrit: होली Holī) is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colours,where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. People visit family, friends and foes to throw colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Holi is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox,on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar, and typically comes in March, sometimes February in the Gregorian Calendar. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.[source wikipedia]

India, March 2015
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA
Holi | INDIA

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