Cel­e­brat­ing Holi in In­dia

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Colour clash

Spring cel­e­bra­tions don’t come any more colour­ful than Holi – the Hindu fes­ti­val that her­alds the end of the win­ter and sees young and old doused with tech­ni­colour wa­ter and gu­lal (pow­der). Though it’s cel­e­brated across In­dia (more in­ten­sively in the north), few places put up a more spir­ited dis­play than Vrin­da­van – the his­toric home­town of Hindu de­ity Kr­ishna. Here, Holi fes­tiv­i­ties con­tinue long af­ter the rest of In­dia has scrubbed its clothes clean, run­ning for over a week against a back­drop of tow­er­ing tem­ples. Look out for the Phoolon Wali cel­e­bra­tions at the Banke Bi­hari tem­ple – here, flow­ers are thrown in­stead of pow­der. Holi be­gins 1 March; for more see lone­ly­planet.com/in­dia

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