Definitions

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  • proper n. A Hindu festival, held in the spring, in which people throw coloured powders at each other during noisy street celebrations.

Etymologies

Hindi होली (holī). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • HAPPY HOLI TO ALL KDT PUYSRe: The pg Kolkata Dream TeamRe: The pg Kolkata Dream TeamWish a very colourful Holi to all ma mates here ... have a blast!! regards.

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  • The term "Holi" is likely derived from "Holika," the name of a demoness who was dispatched to destroy Prahlad, a great devotee of Vishnu.

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  • I bought a bottle of Thandai syrup for Holi is around the corner though we will be on the train on the day.

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  • Holi is a fun festival and is a feast that endears to all, Saif Shakir had left me and gone to to my parents ancestral home, while I hung around for my boat, shooting these tourist

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  • The Indian Student Organization coordinated an evening to celebrate the Indian spring festival of colors called Holi, which is the second biggest Indian celebration after Diwali, the festival of lights.

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  • In India this week, Hindus are celebrating the spring festival called Holi, also known as the "festival of color."

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  • At the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Shawnee, participants celebrated the festival known as Holi.

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  • Like many prominent musicians from Muslim families, he sometimes performed music with Hindu roots, such as this Rajasthani folk song for the joyful holiday called Holi, recorded live in 1992 with his frequent collaborator Zakir Hussain accompanying him.

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  • The celebration is derived from the popular Indian festival of colors known as Holi, conducted in the spring.

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  • Holi, which is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil, would be celebrated across the country on March 11.

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