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Holi – A Festival of Colors

By Lydia, February 2013

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Each spring, the streets and alleys of New Delhi transform into a riot of color during the annual Holi Festival. For one day, people of all ages, castes, genders and social groups come together to celebrate the coming of spring and the triumph of good over evil. If you don’t mind getting messy — and you will — there’s no better time to experience the capital of India than during one of its most famous festivals.

On the eve of Holi, bonfires are lit across the city in many of its major centers. According to legend, a devotee of the god Vishnu named Prince Prahlad was so devout that his aunt tried to burn him in a bonfire out of jealousy.

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