The absolute best photos from Holi 2013 (gallery)

Published: March 28, 2013

Talk about a colourful celebration! Hindus in India, Bangladesh and Nepal ushered in spring with annual Holi festival, which officially took place on March 27, 2013. However, the party got started a couple of days early and kept going a day later. According to speech given by India’s president, the colours of Holi can be interpreted as representing the diversity and multicultural heritage of the country. All photos courtesy of Associated Press.


Holi 2013 (click on photo to enlarge)


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Hindu men from the village of Nandgaon are covered in coloured powder as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holy festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. Kevin Frayer/AP

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