By Laman Ismayilova
The Festival of Colors is an open-air event modeled on one of India's most ancient and colorful customs - the Hindu Holi festival.
The key ritual of Holi is throwing colored water and powders on friends and family. It's the way of carrying the message of love and happiness across neighbors and hearts. The festival is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.
This ancient Hindu festival has become popular with non-Hindus, other nations outside the country.
Riot of colors and indescribable delight has been enjoyed by the guests of the HOLILAND Festival of Colors in Baku. The holiday was accompanied by music and dancing, thereby giving people vivid and unforgettable emotions. All those who came to the feast were ready for bright impressions.
The summer festival featured a vast entertainment program with MC Fearless, BeerMan, JagermeisterMan, Step Sister Dance Show, as well as DJs Stasy, Chaos, TM, Zak Mars, Kenx, Mike and Came, Trend Life reported.
For many people, Holi festival is a great day to meet with friends, play and laugh, forget and forgive.
Hindu calendar month of Phalgun falls on around middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first evening is known as Holika Dahan (burning of demon Holika) or Chhoti Holi and the following day as Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Phagwah.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire and pray. Next day, people play Holi with different types of colors and greet each other with Shubh Holi i.e. Happy Holi and send warm wishes of the festival. People also dance in the beats of Holi songs and popular music.
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