New Delhi, Mar 1: Nation soaks itself in different colors as it celebrates the festival of colors 'holi' on Monday, Mar 1.
Holi colours are symbolic of our diverse and multicultural society and country.
The festival, which marks the onset of spring, brings together people from all classes and age groups as they play with colors distribute sweets and take out processions.
Eco-friendly colours are getting popularity in this 'Holi' in place of toxic colours as these toxic colours and industrial dyes lead to severe skin allergies and eye problems.
The Holika Dahan or the lighting of bonfire on the eve of Holi took place on Sunday evening, on the eve of Dhulendi.
Holi is a festival of joy, mirth and buoyancy, and is celebrated when both man and nature cast off the winter gloom. Holi heralds the arrival of spring, the season of hope and new beginnings and marks the rekindling of the spirit of life.