Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival, known as the festival of colours or the festival of love.
The festival is said to signify the victory of good over evil, and the arrival of spring.
It’s celebrated all over India and now around the world, and is all about partying and enjoyment.
The festival kicks off with a Holika bonfire the night before where people gather to sing and dance.
The next morning, revellers hurl brightly coloured, perfumed powders, and water at one another – and anyone is considered fair game regardless of gender, caste, class or age.
An exuberant riot of colour takes place in streets, parks, outside temples and buildings with groups carrying drums and musical instruments.
The festival is about people meeting to play and laugh, forget and forgive and repair relationships.
In recent years, Holi has become a popular festival in Europe as a form of a music festival.