Holi Festival 2019: What is the Indian Festival of Colours? Why do Hindus celebrate it?

The religious festival is intended to welcome the arrival of spring whilst also celebrating fertility, colour and love. Celebrated mainly in India and Nepal , worshippers mark the event by throwing colourful powders at each other. Thanks to this unique festivity and its joyful atmosphere, similar Holi events take place in cities all over the world. As Holi fast approaches, here’s everything you need to know about the Hindu festival: When is Holi? This year, Holi begins on Wednesday, 20 March and ends on Thursday, 21 March. The festival celebrations start on the evening of the full moon that comes in ‘Phalguna,’ which is between the end of February and the middle of March. Read more Over the two days, the festival is split into two events. The night before the main festivities is referred to as Holika Dahan and is when people traditionally gather around a bonfire to […]