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Celebrate Spring With Our Favorite Photos Of The Hindu Festival Of Colors

Hindus splash one another with colored powder and liquid.
A woman with colored powder smeared on her face smiles as she celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
A woman with colored powder smeared on her face smiles as she celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Hindus around the world united this week to bid a blissful farewell to winter as they celebrated Holi -- the Hindu festival of colors.

During the festival, which was celebrated on March 23 and 24 this year, people sang, lit blazing bonfires, danced and splashed one another with colored powder and liquid.

Each year, Holi is a remarkable opportunity for photographers in cities around the world to capture photos that truly highlight the vibrance of spring and the new life it brings. 

Check out some of our favorite images of revelers gleefully dousing each other in color from head to toe during this year's festivities.

  • Kathmandu, Nepal. 
    Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
    Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • Uttar Pradesh, India. 
    Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
    Uttar Pradesh, India. 
  • Vrindavan, India. 
    Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
    Vrindavan, India. 
  • Kathmandu, Nepal. 
    Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
    Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • Allahabad, India. 
    Ravi Prakash/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
    Allahabad, India. 
  • West Bengal, India. 
    Tanmoy Bhaduri/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
    West Bengal, India. 
  • Vrindivan, India. 
    Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Vrindivan, India. 
  • Pushkar, India. 
    Shaukat Ahmed/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
    Pushkar, India. 
  • India. 
    Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
    India. 
  • Vrindivan, India.
    Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Vrindivan, India.
  • Allahabad, India.
    Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
    Allahabad, India.
  • Allahabad, India. 
    Ravi Prakash/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
    Allahabad, India. 
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