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Women pose with coloured powder on their hands as they celebrate "Basant Utsav"or Spring festival at Shantiniketan, 200 km (124 miles) north of Kolkata March 21, 2008.The tradition of Holi, also known as Festival of Colours, which is celebrated by Hindus falls on Saturday.     REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw (INDIA)

22 Mar Holi

Holi Festival in Nepal.

It is an ancient Hindu religious festival, is a spring festival in Nepal and India, also known as the” festival of colours” lt is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox, on the Full Moon falling somewhere between February-March. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest

Holi is a two days festival. The first day is known as Holika  where people gather, sing, dance and party. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all carnival of colours,. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children.

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