No matter where you go, each culture has its own special way of celebrating the start of spring. In honor of the season, here is a list of 7 traditional spring festivals from around the world. Enjoy!
Holi, India & Nepal
Holi is a Hindu celebration also known as “The Festival of Colors.” It’s usually celebrated in February or March, and is tied to several ancient Hindu stories. In one myth, Prahlada, a devotee of Vishnu, is saved from poisoning, venomous snakes, elephant-trampling and fire through his prayers. (You can read more about it here!)
During the festival itself, revelers light bonfires and cover each other in scented, colored powders. While the festival is mainly celebrated in India and Nepal, you can also find Holi celebrations anywhere with a large Hindu population.
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