Holi at Gopinath temple, India

Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple near New Delhi

Hindu widows apply colour powder to each other during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple near New Delhi.

Holi is a spring festival in Nepal and India , also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. Holi is a two day festival which starts on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Bikram Sambat Hindu Calendar month of Falgun which falls somewhere between end of February and Mid of March in the Gregorian Calendar. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi while the second day is known as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.

Picture by AP Photo (Manish Swarup)

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