Watch What is Holi? The Indian Festival of Colors Explained Video

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“During the month of Phalguna, the 12th month of the Hindu calendar, the brilliant holiday of Holi is celebrated.

“Also known as the festival of colors, the festival of love and the festival of spring, Holi takes place among large groups of people in India and around the world.

“This year, Holi was celebrated on March 8. On March 7, the festivities began with Holika Dahan, according to The Times of India. Holika Dahan occurs on the eve of Holi when the Holika effigy is burned, according to Holi.

“In the Hindu legend of Holika and Prahlad, Hiranyakashyap, a “demon king,” according to Holi, had a son, Prahlad, who refused to worship him.

“Hiranyakashyap attempted to kill Prahlad multiple times, but Lord Vishnu would always save him.”

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