Holi hai – होली

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“Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.”

होली (Holi), the Festival of Colors, is a spring festival mostly celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, it is observed in India and countries with large Indic diaspora populations.
The main day is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other.
In Varanasi (Benaras) and in the villages around everyone is playing with colours, it gathers people with different faiths, it is a happy moment where everyone dance and sing specific songs, it’s Holi (Holi hai).
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance, the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors at this time of the year when the weather changes and causes viral fever and cold.
Usually people start using fans after Holi, from now the heat will start rising up untill it will become “unbearable” again…

I took this picture at Assi Ghat along the Ganges, this couple of young actors were acting in a movie shot in the city.

Happy Holi to everyone…!!!

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