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Happy Holi 2019: Interesting facts about festival of colours

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Holi 2019 is one of the most-awaited Hindu festivals of India. It is popularly known as the festival of colours since it's celebrated by smearing gulaal or coloured powder on each other. Entire neighbourhoods and towns come together on Holi to splash and smear each other with coloured powder, paint and water, all in good humour.

On the first day of Holi, people burn a pyre to celebrate the story of Holika -- a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of god Vishnu -- and the next morning celebrate it with colours, called Dhulandi.

Holi also signifies the triumph of good over evil, and also marks the onset of spring season.

Happy Holi 2019: Interesting facts about festival of colours

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