Holi, or Holli, is a Hindu festival that celebrates the coming of Spring and the end of Winter. It lasts two days, and is also called The Festival Of Colour.
How is Holi celebrated?
Over the two days that Holi is celebrated, numerous spectacular traditions take place.
On the first day of Holi, bonfires are lit and party-goers gather round to witness figurines being burnt in the flames. Perhaps the most recognisable aspect of Holi occurs on the second day of celebrations. This is when colourful perfumed powders, called gulal, are sprinkled onto everyone participating, with water then being thrown to help the colours stick to the body.
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