Asia Bizz: The festival of Holi is celebrated by the Hindus in India on March 8, 2012 and is also known as the ‘Dol Jatra’ or ‘Rangpanchami’. Holi is celebrated towards the end of the festival, on the last full moon day of the lunar month also known as the ‘Phalguna’ and it is a holiday in many states of the Asian nation.

Indian model Poonam Pandey gets into the mood this Holi 2012

Everywhere on the streets of India, you can see people from all walks of life – celebrities, businessmen, vegetable vendors – throwing color and water balloons on each other and dancing to the beats of Bollywood songs.

The eve of the festival is celebrated with bonfires and sweets and the day is celebrated by throwing colors and sharing sweets. The day is also celebrated with people consuming ‘bhaang’ which is an intoxicating drink made from the cannabis plant. Some well know Holi wishes try to incorporate the element of color and fun as much as possible to give the correct meaning of ‘Holi’ much like these words below:

Bright colors,
water balloons,
lavish gujiyas and melodious songs
are the ingredients of perfect Holi.
Wish you a very happy and wonderful Holi.

This year, Holi also coincides with International Women’s Day.