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Holi: Hindus across India and Nepal celebrate festival of colours

People have been celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colours. The festival, mainly celebrated in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring. It also symbolises new beginnings. Holi festival falls on the last full moon of the lunar month. On the day of Holi, people throw liquid and powdered colour over each other. The night before, people light bonfires to signify good triumphing over evil. The colours of the powders each have a different meaning. Red is meant to represent love and fertility, yellow is the colour of turmeric, blue is for […]

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