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Here's everything you need to know about Holi, the colorful Hindu festival that says good riddance to winter by welcoming spring!

The dancing dhol figures are a heavy component of the fest, as players move house to house banging upbeat tunes on drums.

"On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating Holi a fun-filled, happy, and colourful festival". She was the sister of a king named Hiranyakashipu who set out to kill his nephew Prahlad. Celebrate with vibrant colors.

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The festival started March 1 and will continue through the end of the day March 2, so it's not too late to send well wishes to anyone celebrating the festival this year. While people are celebrating the festival with their families, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are observing the festival with their colleagues at borders.

"Children can douse elders with water, women splash men with colour, and the rules of caste and creed are briefly forgotten, with everyone taking part", says the news website.

Holi is a national holiday that usually occurs in March on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month.

But his son, Prahlad, followed the god Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe.

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Holika - a female demon - was supposed to take Prahlad onto her lap and sit in a bonfire.

The major celebrations took place in Mathura city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the birth place of Hindu god Krishna. Prahlad was saved by Vishnu and it was Holika who died as she was only immune to fire if she was alone.

The first day is called Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the second as Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Phagwah.

"Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy".

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