Holi: Festival of Colors

It's OK to get a little messy while celebrating this holiday in India.

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

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Everyone is sticky in blue, yellow, green, and pink during Holi, a festival of colors and love that ushers in spring.

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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A man, covered in the bright colors of Holi, showers the crowd with a handful of red powder during the festivities.
India: Holi Julian and Rosie take a long flight to India where they visit the Lotus Blossom Temple (in their socks) then cover each other in color and do a dance for the festival of Holi.