Photos: Holi Festival In Athens Celebrates Start Of Spring

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WOUB Visuals


Updated Mon, Mar 17, 2014 11:49 am

WOUB photographer Jasmine Beaubien documented the Athens Holi Festival. Hindus celebrate Holi, an annual festival of colors that marks the beginning of spring. The festivities start out with bonfires held on the eve of Holi, which symbolize the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

The festivities are traditionally held by Hindu communities in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, and nowadays are spreading across non-Hindu communities as an opportunity to engage with the Hindu culture.

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