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  • proper n. Holi

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  • It is legal in many parts of India today and mainly used for religious purposes, particularly during the festival of Holi (what we call Phagwa), when pakoras (snacks like kachoree, saheena and bhaigani) containing bhang are eaten.

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  • Andrea De Silva/Reuters A man's face was covered with colored powders Sunday in Aranguez, Trinidad, during celebrations of Phagwa, the Hindu Festival of Colors that marks the beginning of spring.

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  • (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) 16Children pose after covering themselves with a colored powder called abir during the celebration of Phagwa, or Holi, in the Tunapuna Hindu Primary School in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago on February 28, 2010.

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  • (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) 18A boy is covered with a colored powder called abir during the celebration of Phagwa, or Holi, in the Tunapuna Hindu Primary School in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago on February 28,

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  • Since Phagwa is a spring festival, the event is marked by much floral decoration and burning of incense made from natural material.

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  • This is also a day for the first rite of Phagwa, Holikaa Aropanam for which the vernacular is, 'Chook' olikaa '.

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  • It refers to the rite of planting a castor oil plant as a symbol of Holika, the aunt of Prahalaad, the divine child hero of Phagwa.

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  • Holi (Holaka or Phagwa) - the festival of colors - is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival.

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  • He displayed the Indian diaspora arriving and he presented their traditional dance and attire, there was even a Phagwa scene.

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  • CHAGUANAS West Member of Parliament Jack Warner yesterday could not get enough of Phagwa celebrations with the people from his constituency, and eventually promised to return next year for more.

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