The streets of India have been covered with colour as residents celebrate the spring festival of Holi. The festival officially started on the 9th March 2020.
Holi is also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”.
The holiday is celebrated mainly in India and Nepal and marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil.
It is an annual event that is observed on the last full moon day of the lunar month of winter.
People take to the streets early in the morning and chant “Holi Hai” (It’s Holi) while dousing strangers and friends alike, with colored powder.
They believe spring is full of colours so they throw coloured water on each other. They also believe that it welcomes the new year, so it’s actually also a sort of New Year for them.