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Hindu Holi Festival of Colors

Often called the “festival of spring” or the “festival of love,” the Hindu Holi Festival of Colors is an ancient Hindu celebration that originated in India but has spread across the world. It is typically observed in March on the night of the full moon, or Purnima, and marks the end of winter.

As part of the festival, people will often hold religious ceremonies. On the first night of Holi, people typically have bonfires and throw roasted grains into the fire. This practice stems from the legend of Holika and Prahlad, in which the evil demoness Holika was burned and destroyed while trying to kill the child Prahlad who was a worshipper of Lord Vishnu and was protected by Him in the fire. They sometimes walk around the fire three times, and some even walk across the hot coals.

The following day, people come out to celebrate with color by throwing and smearing powders, and colored water onto each other. The origins of throwing colors stem from stories of a young Lord Krishna, who was said to be playful with the children by throwing colored water on them as they played together.

Participants will also often incorporate music, parties, and dancing into the festivities. Holi is also popular with tourists, who will travel to popular places like Delhi to celebrate the festival. It is considered to be a carefree, fun festival that is meant to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

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