Hindus mark the beginning of spring with Holi festival

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The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind in his message prayed for peace, joy, and prosperity in everyone's lives.

Whether you choose one favorite color or many, here's wishing everyone a happy Holi!

People throw coloured powder at each other while singing and dancing.

Dry hair are more prone to damage due to color. There's a lot to be happy about, after all. With Holi on coming up soon, this Bollywood diva shares her beauty regimen that keeps her skin and hair well protected from those harsh colours.

It's not just the public who love celebrating Holi.

Among various cultural festivals celebrated in Nepal, the Fagu Poornima carries its own specialty and significance.

There is nothing wrong if we say Basant Utsav is a Holi festival as this festival is also celebrated with colors and inspired by holi.

Holi has deep roots in Hindu beliefs and folklore.

Similar celebrations were reported from other urban and rural pockets of the country. "Prahlada was a prince dedicated to the worship of Vishnu, a major Hindu god".

Holika - a female demon - was supposed to take Prahlad onto her lap and sit in a bonfire. It'll be bigger, better, louder and more colorful than the last time, as with every passing year we have more collection to play on.

May God paint the canvas of your life with the colors of joy, love, happiness, prosperity, good health and success. Boora naa maano Holi hai Holi hai bhai Holi hai!

Following it, several female students said they were scared of walking on the streets and protested "Holi hooliganism".

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The celebration occurs on the day in which there is a full moon to welcome spring.

Today, though, there is agreement on the modern meaning.

Students of Gandhi Bhawan Primary School celebrating Holi on March 1,2018.

Harsha - Indian emperorWhat is Holi?

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was seen celebrating Holi in Delhi and greeting people.

"For instance, a Mewar painting (circa 1755) shows the Maharana with his courtiers".

People also celebrate the day eating, drinking and gossiping.

"Even enemies become friends during Holi, they put colours on each other and are united".

An early draft of the Holi 2018 Google Doodle.

The Google Doodle has been designed by Amrita Marino. "These traditional drummers move from house to house, adding a peppy, musical touch to the day's festivities".

This year, there were about 50 to 60 students in attendance, and they used a total of 60 pounds of color powder.