Pakistan this year saw Holi celebrations with much more zeal and fervor than it has in the past. The riotous celebration marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring.
People smear each other's faces with brightly hued powder, throw water balloons and spray colored water. Bonfires are lit the night before Holi to mark the victory of good over evil. On Holi day, friends and strangers shower one another with water and powder, and sweets and home-brewed drinks are shared.
A festival popularly celebrated across India, Holi is also celebrated in it's neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal which have histories and cultures coincind with our country. Click through for stunning pictures of Holi celebrations from across these nations.
Hindus in Pakistan gather around a bonfire as they take part in celebrations for Holi, at the premises of the Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple in Karachi, Pakistan, March 23, 2016. (Reuters)