Photo News: Seeing the Colorful Holi Festival in India

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, INDIA – Indian Hindus hold the Holi Festival or Festival of Colors, a celebration marking the beginning of spring.

Revelers sing a spiritual song at the Radha Rani temple during the celebration of Lathmar Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, in the village of Barsana, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, March 11, 2022. (Photo by Anindito MUKHERJEE / AFP) (AFP/ANINDITO ) MUKHERJEE)

During this festival, the Indians throw colored powder or water at their loved ones. Festivals usually last a whole week.

Widows are smeared with a gulal (colored powder) dance as they attend the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, at a temple in Vrindavan March 15, 2022.  (Photo by Money SHARMA/AFP)
Widows are smeared with a gulal (colored powder) dance as they attend the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, at a temple in Vrindavan March 15, 2022. (Photo by MONEY SHARMA / AFP) (AFP/MONEY SHARMA)

The pinnacle of Holi celebrations is called Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi. The Holi festival is celebrated at the end of winter when the last full moon is according to the lunar calendar.

Disabled children smeared with colored powder attend Holi celebrations at the Community School for Disabled Education in Mumbai on March 16, 2022.  (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)
Disabled children smeared with colored powder attend Holi celebrations at the Community School for Disabled Education in Mumbai on March 16, 2022. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP) (AFP/PUNIT PARANJPE)

Although Holi festival is a Hindu religious festival, Holi is currently celebrated by the entire population of India and is also the glue of togetherness.

Young people smeared with colored powder and dressed as Lord Krishna (right) and God Radha (left) celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, in Kolkata on March 17, 2022.  (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP)
Teenagers smeared with colored powder and dressed as Lord Krishna (right) and God Radha (left) join others to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, in Kolkata March 17, 2022. (PHOTO BY DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP) (AFP/DIBYANGSHU SARKAR)
Medical students play with colored powder as they take part in the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, March 16, 2022 at the campus of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College in Allahabad.  (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)
Medical students play with colored powder as they take part in the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, March 16, 2022 at the campus of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College in Allahabad. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP) (AFP/ SANJAY KANOJIA)
Widows smeared with gulal (colored powder) dance at a temple as they take part in Holi celebrations in Vrindavan March 15, 2022.  (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)
Widows covered in gulal (colored powder) dance at a temple as they take part in Holi celebrations in Vrindavan March 15, 2022. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (AFP/MONEY SHARMA)
Widows sit around a tray filled with gulal (colored powder) as they attend the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, at a temple in Vrindavan March 15, 2022.  (Photo by Money SHARMA/AFP)
Widows sit around a tray filled with gulal (colored powder) as they attend the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring colors, at a temple in Vrindavan March 15, 2022. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (AFP/ MONEY SHARMA)

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