In this spring “Festival of Color,” people run through the streets throwing brightly hued powders and colored water at each other in celebration of the end of winter and also for the triumph of good over evil. Huge bonfires are built on the eve of Holi. Because there is no one universally accepted Hindu calendar, this holiday may be celebrated on a different date in some parts of India, but it usually falls in March around the full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. Holi begins in the evening and runs through the following day.
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