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India celebrates Holi festival of colours

Australian Cricketer Glenn Maxwell celebrates Holi Festival of Colours with Chandigarh locals ahead of the ICC WT20 match between Australia and Pakistan on March 24, 2016 in Chandigarh, India Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell celebrates Holi in India ahead of a World Twenty20 game

Indians are celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours which comes at the end of the winter season and marks the beginning of spring.

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On the day of Holi, people throw coloured powder and liquids at each other.

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Some of the biggest celebrations take place in the temples of Vrindavan, a town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where, according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha.

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The festival is celebrated over two days.

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The festival also symbolises a new beginning for Hindus to end conflicts and let go of emotional impurities from the past.

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