Holi is a major festival and celebrates the onset of spring, along with good harvests and the fertility of the land. This festival is known best for the way people throw brightly colored powder and water over each other to celebrate the advent of spring. Then they bathe and cleanse themselves after which they distribute sweets amongst friends and relatives. Vibrant processions accompanied by folk songs and dances are also a characteristic of Holi celebrations. Holi is a very popular festival amongst the youth.
Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March. 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 then celebrates love, commemorating the intimate loving relationship between the Divine Couple, Radha and Krishna. On this day people get to unite together forgetting all resentments and all types of bad feelings towards each other.