It's the festival of colours !!

Happy Holi !
Delhi, India
March 13, 2017 10:10am CST
Hello everyone ! I am new here and just wanted to wish a very Happy Holi to everybody. It's the festival of colours today in my country, India. Holi has an ancient origin and it signifies the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. On this day, people hug and wish each other 'Happy Holi', exchange sweets and play with colours and water. Is there any 'Festival of Colours' similar to ours that is celebrated in your region ? Would be glad to know.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Hi, and welcome to myLot! I don't celebrate that, nor know if their is anything similar here in the USA. Happy Holi!
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• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
Hello there Dianne. Happy Holi to you too. Thank you for the warm welcome :)
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@mythociate (15383)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Mar 17
Well, there is. But it's different for different people.
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• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
@mythociate Well, I would love if you could share with us how it's done there :)
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@mythociate (15383)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Mar 17
the real Saint Patrick
In America, there's a 'festival' started for Irish immigrants ... we call it St. Patrick's Day (and yes, St. Patrick is 'internationally' celebrated by the Christian Church; but America added a buncha stuff to the tradition) http://www.history.com/news/st-patricks-day-myths-debunked
• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
@mythociate Very informative. Thanks :)
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@syeow1 (4909)
• India
14 Mar 17
Happy holi to you.hope you did enjoy a lot on that day..
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• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
Happy Holi to you too :) Yes we did. Hope you had fun
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@syeow1 (4909)
• India
14 Mar 17
@AnotherPS no I did not celebrate...
• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
@syeow1 Ohh that's sad
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@Kandae11 (37122)
13 Mar 17
In Guyana we call it Phagwah - it is the same festival - right?
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• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
Absolutely ! It is known by that name as well
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@Kandae11 (37122)
13 Mar 17
@AnotherPS Cool - and welcome to the site. Also remember to read the guidelines.
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• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
@Kandae11 Great advice :) I did go through them, couldn't follow much though. But I hope to get a grasp of myLot with time.
@bagarad (12169)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Mar 17
Welcome to myLot. WE have a December holiday season when people are more kind and charitable than they seem so be at other times. The main celebration during that season is the Christian one -- Christmas. Some people wish each other "Merry Christmas" and other may say "Happy Holidays" so as not to offend someone who is not Christian. Each religion has its own traditions for it December holiday.
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• Delhi, India
15 Mar 17
Well spoken @bagarad We too have December holidays, but mainly those are referred to as Winter/New Year's Holidays :)
• Delhi, India
15 Mar 17
And Thank you for the warm welcome :)
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
First of all,Happy Holi.....I'm now in Odhisa.Yesterday Holi was celebrated here.Even today people are seen playing Holi.Roads are looking red everywhere.
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• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
Happy Holi to you too @else34 Yeah after party is on in Delhi too :)
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
15 Mar 17
@AnotherPS Enjoy,dear.Happy Holi once again.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
13 Mar 17
Happy Holi to you. Though it is not celebrated with same spirit of North India , there are celebrations here also.
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• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
Happy Holi to you too !
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
13 Mar 17
@AnotherPS Thank you Pranshu
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
14 Mar 17
Welcome to Mylot. There are lots of members and you will see lots of different discussions. Enjoy the holiday and I will be celebrating Saint Patrick's Day soon.
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• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
Thank You !! I am catching up slowly. Hope you have a wonderful Saint Patrick's Day soon :)
@Ayuriny (5177)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
14 Mar 17
It looks lovely. There's no festival of colors in my country.
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• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
It is indeed :)
@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
13 Mar 17
AnotherPS - Colors are of importance to any festival, but especially so are they of importance to a festival named for them. My favorite color is probably pure white, for white contains some of all of the other colors save black (which contains none of them). -Gus-
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• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
So good to know that your favourite colour is white Gus !
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@Sambriel (623)
13 Mar 17
@AnotherPS Happy holi though from my end we don't have anything of this sort. . .cheers!
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• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
@Sambriel Happy Holi to you too ! I am sure you would enjoy this if you're ever in India during February or March :)
@LeaPea2417 (20461)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Mar 17
No, I know of no other "Festival of Colors" in my area that is celebrated.
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@rubyriaz007 (3986)
• India
26 Feb
I too love to celebrate Holi. It is real fun putting colors on each other.