Holi is observed on the day of Purnima, the full moon, in the month of Falgun over two consecutive days — the first day known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan. This year, Holi falls on March 1-2. The festival revolves around smearing colours on each others’ faces, splashing people with coloured water, heartily indulging in sweet delicacies and making merry. Indians celebrate Holi in various ways - the lathmaar holi in Barsana, the warrior holi in Punjab, the Dol jatra in West Bengal and the Yaosang in Manipur. The common thread in all of this is — colours, happiness and a joyous welcome to spring. Here are some pictures how India celebrated Holi this year.
Seen here people taking a selfie on Holi in Mumbai. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)