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Holi Festival

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Bright neon powder covers revelers in northern India during the annual Hindu celebration called Holi, held this year on March 24. Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna.

 

This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional folk music.

 

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