Holi

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Holi:

Holi

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated all over India -- and in other countries.:

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated all over India -- and in other countries.

Holi is also called the Festival of Colors.:

Holi is also called the Festival of Colors.

Festivities start in the night, when bonfires are lit...:

Festivities start in the night, when bonfires are lit...

...to signify the burning of the demoness Holika:

...to signify the burning of the demoness Holika

The next morning, people revel by throwing colored powder and water on each other...:

The next morning, people revel by throwing colored powder and water on each other...

...following the tradition set by the Hindu god Krishna...:

...following the tradition set by the Hindu god Krishna...

... traditional colors are made from neem, kumkum (vermilion), haldi (turmeric), bilva, and other natural substances.:

... traditional colors are made from neem , kumkum (vermilion), haldi (turmeric), bilva , and other natural substances.

Liquid colors are squeezed onto others with a special tube-like device called the pichhkari:

Liquid colors are squeezed onto others with a special tube-like device called the pichhkari

A special drink called thandai is prepared...:

A special drink called thandai is prepared...

...People invite each other to their houses for feasts...:

...People invite each other to their houses for feasts...

...It's a holiday in India.:

...It's a holiday in India.

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