- the Hindu spring festival.
Origin of Holi
1905–10; < Hindi holī < Prakrit holiyā < Skt holikā
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The attendees throw colored powder around, not unlike the Hindu festival of Holi.Viral Video of the Day: Other Uses for GoPro
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The sect observe the Holi in a different way from other Hindus.
On this trip we came to the home of Holi, a rich and prominent native.South and South Central Africa
H. Frances Davidson
More mihte do ure helende enne e holi word e he urh his mu spec.
As soon as the Holi festival is over the cultivators issue forth in thousands, armed with sickles, and begin to reap.A Bird Calendar for Northern India
They principally observe the Holi and Dasahra festivals and the days of the new and full moon.
- 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
named after Holika, legendary female demon
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