advertisement

PHOTO GALLERY: Holi festival celebration welcomes spring

Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 6:18 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Participants took part in a Hindu festival celebration Saturday that welcomes spring and loosens inhibitions by throwing colored power and water at each other.

A group of Holi participants in Columbia gather outside one participant's apartment Saturday. The Holi festival celebration is the largest in northern India and symbolizes the return of spring and the triumph of good over evil.
Sumitrra Ganguli gets colored powder smeared on her face by Rohini Puri during a Holi celebration outside their apartment. Participants throw colors and water at each other to demonstrate loosened inhibitions.
Suresh Menon warns Gargi Bhaduri to stay inside to avoid being hit with mud during a Holi celebration outside a participant's apartment Saturday.
Ankur Gupta throws a water balloon on Karthik Viswanath to celebrate Holi outside a participant's apartment Saturday.
Water drips from Anik Datta during a Holi celebration outside a participant's apartment Saturday. Holi is a traditional Hindu festival where participants throw pigments and water at each other and welcome spring with a loosening of inhibitions.

Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements