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Holi festival begins in India when Hindus wear bright clothes and wear pastels to celebrate winter

The annual Holi festival has begun in India as Hindus wear brightly colored clothes and throw colored powder at each other to celebrate the end of winter.

The boisterous spring festival saw millions of people across the country join in the kaleidoscopic celebration of the victory of good over evil.

People cheer as gouache and flower petals are thrown over them during celebrations in Ahmedabad, India

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People cheer as gouache and flower petals are thrown over them during celebrations in Ahmedabad, IndiaCredit: AP
Gouache is applied to the face of a reveler in Mumbai, India

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Gouache is applied to the face of a reveler in Mumbai, IndiaCredit: AP
People celebrate Holi in Jammu, India

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People celebrate Holi in Jammu, IndiaCredit: AP

The festivities culminate on Friday as a holiday that features major street festivals around the country.

The party kicks off early in the northern city of Vrindavan, where elderly women reveling in piles of saffron dance together during the day.

The Covid pandemic derailed last year’s Holi party, with the capital New Delhi and several states banning public gatherings.

Holi festival is an annual Hindu celebration celebrated in India, Nepal and South Asian countries and it is also known as the “festival of love” and the “festival of colors”.

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Hindus celebrate by smearing gouache on each other, dancing under fountains, using water balloons and water guns.

It is based on the legend of Krishna, who was self-conscious about the color blue on his face, due to being poisoned by his mother’s milk.

He despairs as he believes that Radha and other girls will not like him.

He told his mother, who advised him to paint his face so his color wouldn’t matter.

Now it is celebrated by thousands of people throwing paint around and covered in different colors.

After a day of playing with colors, everyone cleans, bathes, puts on makeup and makeup to greet friends and relatives in the evening by visiting and exchanging sweets.

Pictures showed millions of revelers dancing in the streets, throwing colored powder at each other and setting off bright flares in cities across India.

One image shows artists dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha dancing as they celebrate Holi at a temple in Amritsar, while another shows delighted children throwing gouache and playing with water balloons.

Hindus pray as they are sprayed with colored water during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India

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Hindus pray as they are sprayed with colored water during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, IndiaCredit: Reuters
People celebrate Holi in Jammu, India

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People celebrate Holi in Jammu, IndiaCredit: AP
A reveler smears gouache in Hyderabad, India

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A reveler smears gouache in Hyderabad, IndiaCredit: AP
People apply colored powder on a boy as they celebrate Holi in Jammu, India

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People apply colored powder on a boy as they celebrate Holi in Jammu, IndiaCredit: AP
People who love to celebrate Holi in Chennai

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People who love to celebrate Holi in ChennaiCredit: AFP
A boy reacts when colored powder is thrown on his head in Kolkata, India

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A boy reacts when colored powder is thrown on his head in Kolkata, IndiaCredit: Reuters
People celebrate the Hindu festival of colors in Hyderabad, India

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People celebrate the Hindu festival of colors in Hyderabad, IndiaCredit: AP
Celebration in Kolkata, India

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Celebration in Kolkata, IndiaCredit: Reuters
People celebrate Holi in Jammu, India

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People celebrate Holi in Jammu, IndiaCredit: AP
A girl celebrates Holi in the Mendhar area of ​​Poonch

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A girl celebrates Holi in the Mendhar area of ​​PoonchCredit: Alamy
Revelers dyed with gouache cheer during celebrations in Chennai, India

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Revelers dyed with gouache cheer during celebrations in Chennai, IndiaCredit: EPA
A man dances as he celebrates Holi in Jammu, India

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A man dances as he celebrates Holi in Jammu, IndiaCredit: AP
Artists dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha dance at a temple in Amritsar

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Artists dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha dance at a temple in AmritsarCredit: AFP

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