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Holi

[hoh-lee]
noun
  1. the Hindu spring festival.
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Origin of Holi

1905–10; < Hindi holī < Prakrit holiyā < Skt holikā
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Holi

noun
  1. a Hindu spring festival, celebrated for two to five days, commemorating Krishna's dalliance with the cowgirls. Bonfires are lit and coloured powder and water thrown over celebrants
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Word Origin for Holi

named after Holika, legendary female demon
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