Happy Holi! Awesome pics from a colorful festival

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Happy Holi everyone! The beloved Hindu festival is the most colorful around. Here are some of our favorite Holi pics.

Happy Holi everyone!

The beloved Hindu festival is the most colorful around. In addition to singing, dancing and bonfires, the defining characteristic of this celebration is the tradition of playfully sprinkling colored powder (aka gulal) and water amongst crowds. It is a ritual to welcome spring and celebrate colors.

The multi-day affair is primarily observed in India and Nepal, though ceremonies can be found all over the world.

Here are some of our favorite Holi pics:

Face painting is common (Image: sayamindu)
Face painting is common (Image: sayamindu)
Young and old, all ages participate (Image: Arnob1_1998)
Young and old, all ages participate (Image: Arnob1_1998)
The colorful powder is sold everywhere on Holi days (Image: sistak)
The colorful powder is sold everywhere on Holi days (Image: sistak)
Even cows get in on the action (Image: ruffin_ready)
Even cows get in on the action (Image: ruffin_ready)
Expect to get dirty! (Image: FaceMePLS)
Expect to get dirty! (Image: FaceMePLS)

(Main image: rudresh_calls)

Happy Holi! Awesome pics from a colorful festival was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Taryn Adler
Author: Taryn Adler (38 posts)

Taryn Adler spent six years as a beauty and fashion editor in New York City before impulsively buying a one-way ticket to Mumbai for some eating, praying and loving (mostly eating). Three months in India segued into a yearlong adventure and a travel writing career. Taryn has been to more than 40 countries.