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The Holi 'Festival of Love' in India 01 Feb 2019

Posted on 01 Feb 2019
Devotees celebrate a traditional and a ritualistic Holi at Radharani temple in Barsana, India.
Devotees celebrate a traditional and a ritualistic Holi at Radharani temple on March 21, 2013 in Barsana, India.
Devotees celebrate a traditional and a ritualistic Holi at Radharani temple in Barsana, India.

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Hindu devotees celebrate the annual Holi Festival at Radharani Temple in Barsana, India. Holi takes place on the day of the full moon of the Hindu month of Phalgun, around February/March in the Gregorian calendar.  Participants colour each other's faces and hair with a variety of brightly coloured powders and dance and celebrate in a joyous carnival-like atmosphere. 

The festival marks the triumph of good over evil, the coming of Spring, and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. It is also an opportunity for people to forgive and forget. Celebrate some of the best Hindu festivals on any of Insight Guides' trips to India.

Updated 1 February, 2019

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