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"Moreover, a day prior to the festival we always create a attractive rangoli and, on the day of Holi, we play with natural colours and enjoy the festival".

He also termed Holi as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. This act went on to become a tradition and form the festival of Holi. The show will feature Manav Kaul (Tumhari Sulu), Meher Vij (Secret Superstar), Pankaj Tripathi (Newton), Seema Pahwa (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan), Shweta Tripathi (Haraamkhor) and Vikrant Massey (Death in the Gunj) who broke out into the public consciousness with outstanding performances. The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of harmony in our society.

Each color also carries a meaning. The first day is known as Holika Dahan, when bonfire is lit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday also took to Twitter to send greetings on the ocassion of Holi.

Vrindavan Holi celebrates in the Banke-Bihari temple at Vrindavan, Mathura.

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In the northern town of Barsana, women wield wooden sticks to beat up men singing risque songs in a version called “Lathmar”, or stick-wielding Holi.

The emergence of Holi festival dates back to the Krutayuga period during the times of demon-king Hiranyakasap.

Streets in India are transformed into a big party during Holi, as color cakes people's faces, colored water fills water tanks and buckets and a general spirit of fun pervades the air. Members of the assembly smeared each other with colors to mark the festival. Faraz Ahmed wrote that "May the celebrations today also usher in peace, prosperity and joy not only in the lives of Hindus but in the lives of all people".

People must realise the gravity of the situation and avoid wasting water.

Holi is celebrated as Manjal Kuli in southern state of Kerala. On the second day, North India celebrates "Dulhandi" where everyone applies colour to each other.

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