Holi (Hindu – India)
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is one of the most popular and widely observed Hindu holidays. The springtime festival commemorates the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.
This joyous occasion is marked by happy street demonstrations in which people throw colored powder & water on their fellow celebrants.
Holi, the Festival of Colors, is perhaps best understood as a celebration of the colors of unity and brotherhood – as an opportunity to forget differences. The festival does not recognize distinctions of cast, class, creed, color, status or sex. Holi is about bringing people together: employees and employers, men and women, rich and poor, young and old.*
Holi began yesterday, Feb. 28, and is celebrated for 2 days.
*Source: Holi – The Hindu Festival of Colors