Phagu Purnima being observed with fervour

- RSS, Kathmandu

Mar 20, 2019-

Phagu Purnima or the festival of colours is being celebrated with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital city, on Wednesday.

The Phagu Purnima celebration begins with a Holika dahan or making a bonfire commemorating the death of Holika on the eve of Holi, the symbol of triumph of good over evil. The next day, people enjoy smearing one another with different colours including abir or red vermilion powder. 

Among various cultural festivals celebrated in Nepal, the Fagu Poornima carries its own specialty and significance. People from old to young age enjoy the festival with great enthusiasm. The festival of Phagu or Holi is a government holiday. 

Here are some photos of people celebrating holi at Basantapur in Kathmandu:

All photos by: Angad Dhakal

Published: 20-03-2019 15:52

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