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Holi 2019: India celebrates festival of colors

March 21, 16:51 UTC+3

Holi festival is observed at the end of the winter season in India and other South Asian nations

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Holi festival is marked at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March
Holi festival is marked at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March
Holi festival is marked at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March
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Indian revelers, faces smeared with colored powder, dance during celebrations to mark Holi in Allahabad
Indian revelers, faces smeared with colored powder, dance during celebrations to mark Holi in Allahabad
Indian revelers, faces smeared with colored powder, dance during celebrations to mark Holi in Allahabad
© AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and the victory of good over evil
The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and the victory of good over evil
The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and the victory of good over evil
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Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal and other regions of the world with significant population of Indian-origin people
Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal and other regions of the world with significant population of Indian-origin people
Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal and other regions of the world with significant population of Indian-origin people
© AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Indian girls pose for a photograph during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad
Indian girls pose for a photograph during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad
Indian girls pose for a photograph during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad
© AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
An Indian street vendor sells colored powder in Gauhati
An Indian street vendor sells colored powder in Gauhati
An Indian street vendor sells colored powder in Gauhati
© AP Photo/Anupam Nath
In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours
In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours
In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours
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An Indian reveller covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Mumbai
An Indian reveller covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Mumbai
An Indian reveller covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Mumbai
© EPA-EFE/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI
The festival is also associated with the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha
The festival is also associated with the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha
The festival is also associated with the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha
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The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh
© EPA-EFE/SANJEEV GUPTA
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Holi festival is marked at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March
© EPA-EFE/SANJEEV GUPTA
Indian revelers, faces smeared with colored powder, dance during celebrations to mark Holi in Allahabad
© AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and the victory of good over evil
© EPA-EFE/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI
Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal and other regions of the world with significant population of Indian-origin people
© AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Indian girls pose for a photograph during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad
© AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
An Indian street vendor sells colored powder in Gauhati
© AP Photo/Anupam Nath
In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours
© EPA-EFE/JAIPAL SINGH
An Indian reveller covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Mumbai
© EPA-EFE/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI
The festival is also associated with the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha
© EPA-EFE/RAMINDER PAL SINGH
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh
© EPA-EFE/SANJEEV GUPTA

Millions of Hindus across India and other South Asian nations are celebrating Holi to mark the onset of spring. The festival is observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month of Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March. Holi signifies the blossoming of love and the victory of good over evil and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh. Take a look at colourful Holi celebrations.

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