How Pakistanis and Indians celebrated Holi

Published: March 6, 2015
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An Indian woman's face is smeared with colored powder during celebrations of the Holi festival in the Sivasagar district of northeastern Assam state on March 6, 2015. PHOTO:AFP

An Indian woman's face is smeared with colored powder during celebrations of the Holi festival in the Sivasagar district of northeastern Assam state on March 6, 2015. PHOTO:AFP

The annual “festival of colours” was held on Friday in India and Pakistan, celebrated by covering each other in water and dazzling paint.
The ancient Hindu festival of Holi, which heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a national public holiday in India and sees revelers pour onto the streets.
Here are a few shots of people celebrating Holi on both sides of the border.

Left and bottom right: Celebrating Holi in Hyderabad, Pakistan. PHOTO: ONLINE; Top right: People are drenched with water as they celebrate Holi in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. PHOTO: REUTERS

Left:  A boy reacts as his father applies coloured powder to his face during celebrations for Holi in Mumbai. PHOTO: REUTERS; Right: A father and son celebrate Holi in Karachi. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM

Top: Kids celebrate Holi outside the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. PHOTO: REUTERS; Bottom: Kids celebrate Holi at the Narain Pora Mandir in Karachi: PHOTO: ONLINE

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Reader Comments (2)

  • 1992
    Mar 6, 2015 - 11:05PM

    nice collection ET. Please do more like this.Recommend

  • chess
    Mar 6, 2015 - 11:07PM

    And then they say there’s no religious freedom in Pakistan -__-Recommend

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