Holi

Holi

[hoh-lee]
noun
the Hindu spring festival.

Origin:
1905–10; < Hindi holī < Prakrit holiyā < Skt holikā

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Holi (ˈhɒˌliː)
 
n
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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