Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Painted people celebrate Holi

Holi is a Hindu day of celebration for Indian communities around the world. Bursts of color fill the air as the festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. This year it fell on March 20. iReporters around the globe celebrated with parades and dance competitions, making sweets and throwing colored dyes.

 

 

This was Rachel Cauvin's first time attending the annual Holi parade in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, New York. "It was a very festive, colorful parade. At the  end of the parade they all gathered at a park and covered themselves  with the colorful powder. The powder is for a blessing for the coming  year. Great fun!"

 

 

Mahesh Mishra was with his friends and family in Freemont, California, to celebrate the happy occasion. He spent the day aiming the colored powders at those around him.

 

 

Egor Savintsev attended the Spring Festival in Moscow because he thought it was an unusual event. "It turns out, for Moscow  citizens to celebrate Holi Mela has become common practice."

 

Did you celebrate Holi in your neighborhood? Share your pictures and video with CNN iReport!

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