Holi: 5 Things To Know About The Hindu Festival That Welcomes Spring

As Sridevi leaves for her heavenly abode Holi in Bollywood will have no colour

As Sridevi leaves for her heavenly abode Holi in Bollywood will have no colour

The artwork was crafted by Amrita Marino.

Today on Google's home page in India, the United States, Canada, the UK and some other regions is a special Google Doodle, a special Google logo, for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colors".

Amid shouts of "Holi Hai" and roadside dances to the beat of drums, people - rich and poor, Hindus and Muslims and from other religions - swarmed into public spaces to splash powders of myriad colours on each other and celebrate the seasonal festival of colours, marking the end of winter.

Many people were seen taking selfies with their mobile phones, capturing the colorful moments during the celebration.

It is said about this festival of colours that people forget every anger and enjoy the day with gulal and colors.

But why do people celebrate Holi and where does its name come from?

The festival brings together everyone as equals - children can douse their parents and grandparents in water and women can splash men with colour.

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A girl is dancing during Holi celebrations at Krishna Mandir.

The evenings are spent visiting friends and family.

The Hindu festival of Holi is in full swing.

Holi is being celebrated by Hindus every year in India.

It is said the demoness Holika was conquered through unwavering devotion to the Hindu god of preservation, Lord Vishnu. His son, however, followed Vishnu, the protector of the universe, turning his back on the demon.

During the first part of the festival, known as Holika Dahan, bonfires are lit to commemorate Holika's death and celebrate good conquering evil. As soon as Holi comes, the common man's flicks are blown out, just like on the stars of Bollywood, there is such a colour of fun that you cannot even imagine the extent to which fun is reached.

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