Holi, a traditional Hindu festival, celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil.

It is best known around the world for the powder that festivalgoers throw on each other, leaving festival goers coated in colour by the end of the day.

Although the festival originated in India and is still widely celebrated there as a religious festival, it has been adopted in many places around the world.

Holi’s different celebrations come from various Hindu legends. One story tells the story of how the god Vishnu saved his follower Prahlada from a pyre while Prahlada’s evil aunt Holika burned.

The night before the Holi festival a Holika bonfire is burned to celebrate the victory of good over evil.