The festival is celebrated by smearing colors and splashing colored water on each other. In recent years there has been a music festival inspired by the Hindu festival called the Festival of Colours tour.
Holi also marks the culmination of a 10-day-long annual festival at the Attukal Bhagavathy temple.
The festival, a celebration of warm weather, good harvests and the defeat of evil, brings out millions of people, from toddlers to the elderly, to throw powder at one another and play with water balloons and squirt guns. Youngsters rode motorbikes, throwing colours in the air and shouting 'Holi hai!'. Celebrate with vibrant colors.
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In Gujarat, school children have fun playing in water and powder.
Even politicians and celebrities also did not remain far off from the revelry of the day.
"Wishing everyone a Happy Holi!" tweeted the Prime Minister.
Millions of young and old across the country on Friday celebrated Holi, smearing vibrant colours on each other and exchanging candies to spread joy and welcome the beginning of spring in India.
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Holika Dahan, a pre-Holi event to celebrate the burning of the devil, will be at 7 p.m. March 1.
President Kovind took to Twitter and said "Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Holi". Abhishek Bachchan who is now shooting for Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyan with Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu was not present.
"Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness". It's believed that this is where the custom of smearing loved ones with color during Holi came from.
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