Wrapped in Rainbows

The Indian festival of Holi splashes over the country to mark the end of winter on the first full moon of March. Revellers light large bonfires on the night before Holi in a symbolic burning of all things evil to celebrate the defeat of the demon Holika Dahan.

Holi, which falls on March 10 this year, then brings an orgy of splashing with coloured water during the day and feasting on delicacies in the evening. Each part of the country has its own unique Holi traditions. Modern Mumbai marks the day with music festivals and rain-dance parties such as Colour Splash, RangDe Holi, Rangeen Run, the Holi Tandav and Holi Party 20-20 In Resort.