Holi Moley! Images from India’s Festival of Colors

Happy Holi!

Holi (also known as Dol JatraBasantotsav or the Festival of Colors) is a Hindu celebration that takes commemorates the victory of good over evil, which in Hindu mythology is symbolized by the burning and destruction of the demoness Holika. The fanfare begins the day after the full moon in March each year, which in 2012 is today! People celebrate Holi by tossing colored powders and paints into the air (and at each other).

Here are a few images from the festivities this year:

Source: REUTERS / Rupak De Chowdhuri

Source: REUTERS / Adnan Abidi

Source: REUTERS / Adnan Abidi

View more scenes from the joyful celebration here and here.