Holi is the festival of colors where people come together and share joyful moments by playing with different colors and water. Traditionally the festival marked the beginning of Spring, the water and the bright colors are meant to symbolize the coming of the monsoon rains and the new life that Spring brings. There were clouds of colored paint exploding all around, both children and adults alike were running up to smear powder on faces and hair and water from huge buckets were poured from every rooftop and balcony in sight, it was amazing! Everyone was colored, cold and tired when the celebrations came to an end in the late afternoon. The smiles on all the faces showed that the day had been a success.