The colours of Holi in Karachi

Published March 24, 2016
Members of the Hindu community gather around a bonfire as they take part in celebrations for Holi in Karachi. ─ Reuters
Members of the Hindu community gather around a bonfire as they take part in celebrations for Holi in Karachi. ─ Reuters
A girl and woman smear each other with coloured powder during celebrations for Holi in Karachi. ─ Reuters
A girl and woman smear each other with coloured powder during celebrations for Holi in Karachi. ─ Reuters
Girls take selfies as they participate in celebrations for Holi in Karachi. ─ AFP
Girls take selfies as they participate in celebrations for Holi in Karachi. ─ AFP
Girls celebrate Holi in Karachi. ─ AP
Girls celebrate Holi in Karachi. ─ AP
Children take part in celebrations for the Holi festival in Karachi. ─ AFP
Children take part in celebrations for the Holi festival in Karachi. ─ AFP
Girls look on as they participate in celebrations for the Holi festival in Karachi. — AFP
Girls look on as they participate in celebrations for the Holi festival in Karachi. — AFP
Hindus celebrate Holi in Karachi. ─ AP
Hindus celebrate Holi in Karachi. ─ AP
Hindus celebrate Holi in Karachi. ─ AP
Hindus celebrate Holi in Karachi. ─ AP
Hindu girls take part in Holi celebrations. ─ AFP
Hindu girls take part in Holi celebrations. ─ AFP

KARACHI: Holi, also known as the festival of colours, was celebrated at the premises of the Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple in Karachi on the night of March 23.

More celebrations across the country are expected on Thursday.

The Hindu festival of Holi celebrates the welcoming of spring and is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. Festivities include the throwing of colourful paint, powder and water on people.

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