Colour-smeared people celebrate Holi across nation

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People came out of their houses to smear each other with coloured powder, coloured water and mud as well.

In Asia, the event kicks off with a bonfire, the night before the streets are filled with colour What is the festival celebrating?

Today on Google's home page in India, the United States, Canada, the UK and some other regions is a special Google Doodle, a special Google logo, for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colors". The dhol players move from house to house during the festival playing on drums.

March 2: As celebrations of Holi are in full-swing, Bollywood celebs on Friday extended wishes to their fans on social media. It is a festival of brotherhood and people should celebrate with this spirit.

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Youngsters are dancing during Holi celebrations at Krishna Mandir.

"These are golden moments as all the members of our family have gathered to celebrate this festival", said Avantika Suresh, a Karol Bagh resident.

The Hindu holiday, which began yesterday evening and ends tonight, is traditionally observed in India and Nepal, but in recent years has spread around the world.

Whether you choose one favorite color or many, here's wishing everyone a happy Holi!

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It's not just the public who love celebrating Holi.

The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle to wish the countrymen.

Social network websites on Internet were also abuzz with the Holi greetings and colorful pictures.

Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Juhi Chawla sent out Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours. Abhishek Bachchan who is now shooting for Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyan with Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu was not present.

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