Holi is a major Hindu festival celebrating the onset of spring, along with good harvests and the fertility of the land. Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in March. It is known best for the celebrations involving throwing brightly colored powder and water over each other to celebrate the beginning of spring. People then distribute sweets amongst friends and relatives. Vibrant processions accompanied by folk songs and dances are also a characteristic of Holi celebrations. Huge bonfires are lit on the eve of Holi to commemorate the burning of the demon Holika or of good winning over evil. The day of Holi itself celebrates love, commemorating the intimate loving relationship between the Divine Couple, Radha and Krishna.