Holi celebrations, Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India
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The festival of colours. Holi celebrations in India
While all the festivals we celebrate spark joy in our hearts, there is something slightly more special about the festival of colours, Holi. Widely celebrated in India and some neighbouring countries like Nepal, it is one of the most important Hindu festivals as it marks the victory of good over evil. It falls every year around the end of winter season, which is why it is also called the Festival of Spring. According to Indian mythology, Holi celebrates the eternal bond of Lord Krishna and the goddess of love, Radha. People celebrate this beautiful festival by applying coloured powder to each other and splashing their friends and family with water. Holi is not only a festival of colours, but also of immense joy, cheerfulness and merry making.