Holi


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Holi

(ˈhɒˌliː)
n
(Hinduism) a Hindu spring festival, celebrated for two to five days, commemorating Krishna's dalliance with the cowgirls. Bonfires are lit and coloured powder and water thrown over celebrants
[named after Holika, legendary female demon]
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Chicago IL: Umiya Mataji Sanstha Chicago Midwest (UMSCM) Celebrated colorful legendary Festival of Holi, symbolizing victory of God over Evil by Hindu's all over the word, by sprinkling colors with Dancing & Chanting,.
Starting from scratch in 2011, the Holi 'Festival of Colors' has become one of most popular events for cultural partygoers in Korea.
This past Saturday (March 3), more than 800 people gathered in Luguanghe'an Park in New Taipei City's Yonghe District to celebrate the coming of spring with the Indian festival of Holi.
Summary: I saw pictures of Hema Malini looking pained at her daughter and son-in-law's Holi bash.
Also known as the 'Festival of Colours', Holi is celebrated by throwing brightly-coloured powders over friends and family.
Actress Priyanka Chopra posted, "Acting is a matter of giving away secrets- Ellen Barkin #adayatwork @abcquantico happy Holi to everyone celebrating".
The festival of Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil.
MANAMA was covered in a rainbow of colours as thousands of people gathered to celebrate the Hindu festival Holi yesterday morning.
MITHI -- The Festival of Colors or Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring.
KANDHKOT -- The Holi festival was celebrated with religious enthusiasm and vigour across Kashmore on Thursday.
LAHORE -- The Hindu community living in Lahore on Thursday celebrated its religious festival Holi with fervour.
KARACHI -- Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal on Thursday felicitated Hindu community on the eve of its annual Holi festivity beginning from today in Pakistan, India and other parts of the world.