Holi is an ancient religious Hindu festival celebrated mainly in India and Nepal (but also in other parts of Asia). It is often designated as the festival of spring (celebrates its arrival), colors, love and is celebrated for one day and one night – at night, people gather for religious rituals in front of a bonfire, praying for self-purification, while in the morning, people throw colored powders and water at each other (water guns are common), friends or strangers alike, they dance, laugh, and sing in open public spaces but also share special Holi delicacies. Essays on Holi might explore certain associated traditions, its popularization across diaspora and other cultures, etc. Explore the essay samples below for more info.
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