Holi – the festival of colors – is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors! The Holi is celebrated in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States,Mauritius, and Fiji.
Men throwing colored powder in Barsane. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters)
People enjoying colors in Nandgaone. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters)
A jolly boy celebrates Holi at a college in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh
Happy people covered with colors
A young girl gets her face smeared with colored powder during Holi festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, March 20, 2011.(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
Red dye is thrown in the air as Indian Hindu worshipers, at the Hindu festival of colors at the Dauji Temple in Dauji, India on Monday, March 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
By tradition, the women of indian villages, where there was Radha, beat the men from the village Nandgaon, where lived Krishna. Even today, the marriage between boys and girls from these two villages is impossible. (Kevin Frayer / Associated Press)