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Holi 2018: Rabindra Bharati University students usher in the festival with colour

Holi, a festival of colours, is celebrated every year with much fervour and gusto. In schools and colleges, students celebrate this day by smearing colours on each other, drinking thandai and dancing to songs. A similar picture was noticed in the Rabindra Bharati University campus, Kolkata, days ahead of Holi, which falls on March 2.

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Holi, a festival of colours, is celebrated every year with much fervour and gusto. Considered as one of the most important Hindu festivals, Holi is observed on the day of Purnima — the day of full moon — in the month of Falgun. Over the period of two days, the air is thick with colours, delicacies are served and friends and family meet to partake in the festival together. In schools and colleges, students celebrate this day by smearing colours on each other, drinking thandai and dancing to songs. A similar picture was noticed in the Rabindra Bharati University campus, Kolkata, days ahead of Holi. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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This year Holi falls on March 1-2. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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Holi is almost always celebrated in school and college campuses. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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During Holi, several functions are also held in several colleges. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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Students often dance and sing to commemorate the festival of colours. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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The word ‘Holi’ has a deep significance. It translates into the word “hola”, which means offering prayers to gods for a good harvest. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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There are several myths and legends attached to Holi. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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And there are various ways in which Holi is celebrated. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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People often form a human pyramid and break a pot full of buttermilk hung up on a considerable height during Holi.(Express photo by Partha Paul)

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Dancing to songs while smearing colours on each others faces is a common sight during Holi. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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The same is noticed in Rabindra Bharati University. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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Students from the university are revelling in the colours and enjoying Holi. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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Holi is a festival where smiles in the haze of colours can be noticed everywhere. (Express photo by Partha Paul)