In pictures: Holi, the festival of colours, love and togetherness I Times of Oman

Muscat: Holi is the celebration of the beginning of Spring (season) in India. It is the festival of colours, blooms and love. Exapts in the Sultanate of Oman are also celebrating this popular and significant festival in all its glory.

Every state and community in India may have its own traditions and customs which have been followed through generations. With time the celebrations have changed, like elaborate Holi parties with never ending fun, food and entertainment to sustainable colours and materials, but most of all the inclusion of one and all. For colours, mother nature and love is for everybody.

Here are some images of celebrations from around the globe:

A child plays with colored powder during the celebration of Holi Festival in Bengaluru, India. Photo: Xinhua

People celebrate the Holi Festival in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi. Photo: Xinhua

A foreign tourist daubed in colors poses for a photo during the Holi celebrations,
in Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: ANI

Women smeared with colored powder on their faces celebrate the Holi Festival

 in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi. Photo: Xinhua

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