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Holi, Hindu Festival of Colours in India. One day, I will go to this. Basically, the first day people burn all of the evils in the world at bonfires. The next day or so there us throwing colored powder, paint and water. On the last day people wear white to symbolize purity and meet up to rejoice. This is the week of Christian Easter and Jewish passover.

Holi Festival - a Hindu spring tradition where people throw brightly colored, perfumed powder at each other in celebration of spring!

According to Hindus, the river Ganges is sacred and a feminine river that is personified as a Devi goddess, who holds a significant place in Hinduism. Hindu faith holds that bathing in the river, espically on certain occasion causes the forgiveness of sins and helps to attain salvation.

Sadhu (Hindu holy man), Varanasi, India

River Ganga, Varanasi, India - The oldest continually inhabited city in the World - 8500 year old Hindu City. Deeply and intimately implanted in the Hindu mind, the City has been a living embodiment of India's timeless Hindu cultural traditions and highest spiritual values and knowledge.

A Hindu priest at Besakih, the "Mother Temple", a day before the holy day of Galungan.

India. A holy man of Haridwar at Har-Ki-Pairi // Flickr by Shubh M Singh

India: A Hindu ascetic woman adjusts her hair after taking a dip in the Ganges river in Kolkata January 4, 2011

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Human Canvas. J'ouvert Morning. Grenada Carnival 2008. Photo credit ~ Joshua Yetman

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