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Holi

[hoh-lee] /ˈhoʊ li/
noun
1.
the Hindu spring festival.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Hindi holī < Prakrit holiyā < Skt holikā
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Holi

/ˈhɒˌliː/
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
Word Origin
named after Holika, legendary female demon
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