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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