Holi, Festival of Colors

Holi (होली) is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. The popular festival, marked by the throwing of brightly colored powder, drew 50,000 revelers last year. During the celebrations people light a bonfire, called Holika on the eve of Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god. This year, an additional Festival of Colors is planned for noon to 6 p.m. April 14 at the Salt Lake City Krishna Temple, 3370 South.


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