AKIPRESS.COM - People from across India celebrated the festival of colors, Holi, with gulal (colored powder) and pichkaaris (water guns) on 17 March, International Business Times reported.
People greeted each other with sweets, especially the traditional gujiya, in North India.
Apart from sweets, revelers also consume tradition thandai, which is also called as bhang. Thandai is a popular drink made during Holi with buds and leaves of the cannabis plant.
Holi marks the victory of good over evil.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi wished India citizens a happy and safe Holi.
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