• Holi moly! It's that time of year again: India's festival of colors is a photographer's dream. Here's our pick of the best from Reuters (and one of our own).
    Holi moly! It's that time of year again: India's festival of colors is a photographer's dream. Here's our pick of the best from Reuters (and one of our own).
  • Holi in Mumbai
    Holi in Mumbai
  • Students of Rabindra Bharati University smear each other with colour powder during Holi, the Festival of Colours, celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata
  • Holi in Agartala
  • Mumbai splash
    Mumbai splash
  • Widows take part in Holi in Vrindavan, UP
    Widows take part in Holi in Vrindavan, UP
  • Widows take part in Holi Vrindavan
  • Expat Indians in Colombo
    Expat Indians in Colombo
  • Holi revelers in Coimbatore put their palms together. Photo: Asia Times
    Holi revelers in Coimbatore put their palms together. Photo: Asia Times
  • Fun in Agartala
    Fun in Agartala
  • Holi in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
    Holi in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Visitors get into the spirit in Kolkata
    Visitors get into the spirit in Kolkata

Holi adds color to their lives

This Hindu spring festival is a celebration of color, love, and the triumph of good over evil

March 14, 2017 12:02 AM (UTC+8)

Hindus in India and Nepal celebrated the Holi festival on Monday, marking the advent of spring and celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

Armed with gulal (colored powder), water guns and balloons. They chased each other around streets, parks … anywhere where they could plaster a strangers and friends alike with the trademark paste of vibrant colors and water. Even those not celebrating the festival were given a color coating. No one complained as everyone was familiar with the saying bura na mano, Holi hai  — Don’t be offended, it’s Holi!

 

 

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