Fast, Fair and Festivals of India Fast, Fair and Festivals of India
Celebrated In : Throughout India
Celebrated on : Full moon day of Phalgun
Also known as : Festivals of colours
Tradition : Smear colours on each others faces.
Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated in the capital with great vigour and joy on the day of the full moon in the month of 'Phalguna'. From morning till noontime people smear 'Gulal' or coloured powder often mixed with water on one another and dance to the beats of the drums. Holi Festival

There is a tradition in northern part of India of consuming bhang, a derivative of cannabis on the occasion of Holi. The night before Holi, bonfires are lit at street corners, symbolically burning the demon 'Holika' and celebrating the triumph of good over evil.