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Holi Mahotsav Sydney 2012 Celebrations

Darling Habour on a Sunday afternoon is usually filled with families, tourists and couples enjoying the parks, rides and the views. Today, however, there was an added vibrance to this picture of Darling Harbour. 
The festival of Holi, fell on 8th of March this year (Phalgun Poornima according to the Hindu calendar) and was widely celebrated in Indian and all over the globe. Sydney, however came together today, i.e. Sunday of 25th of March 2012 to celebrate this festival of colours, hope and fun. _________________________________________


Holi in a nut-shell: Holi is a religious (Hindu) spring festival that is celebrated by all religious faiths, right after winters and is one of the major festivals of India. It is called the Spring Festival - as it marks the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy and is the most vibrant of all. The main day, Holi is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. People walk down their neighbourhoods to exchange colours…