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Holi festival also called Holika has other denominations as the Festival of Colors, Dolyatra in West Bengal, and Holikotsava.

Holi is ranked as the most colorful festival in India, celebrated with gaiety and exuberance, commemorating the arrival of spring and death of demons Holika.

The most popular legend about the festival is the tale of Holi, according with it; Hiranyakashipu was a very powerful Devil, who ordered everybody to worship him, but his little son Prahlad refused to do, and he was a devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he continued to worship to Lord Vishnu. For this fact his Father try to kill but every time Lord Vishnu saved him, finally, Prahlad was ordered to sit on a pyre on the leg of his aunt, the sister of his father called Holika, who had a boon to remain unscathed by fire, he accept and prayed to Lord Vishnu to keep him, and when they was in fire, everyone watched with amazement as holika was burnt while Prahlad came out safe. Since Holi is celebrate as a festival of the victory of good over evil.

The festival is celebrated in almost all India during February to March, holi also is the festival of young hearts, and is a celebration of joy and hope. While traditional Holi celebrations are for receive the spring, mothers stitch clothes for their married daughters, people play with colored powder, long syringes and full water balloons. And for complete the festivity special food items are also prepared for festival.

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