Beginner’s reading: The festival of Holi

From English for Everyone website:

In India, people celebrate the festival of Holi (pronounced “hoh-lee“) in March. This festival occurs after the wheat harvest. Wheat is used to make many important foods in India. Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
Holi is a very bright celebration. People light bonfires, tell stories, and cover each other in a variety of colored powders. These powders are called gulal (pronounced “goo-lahl“). People are then sprayed with water, and everyone becomes a beautiful, brightly colored mess. This custom of coloring people comes from a legend about a trickster who loved to trick his friends by pouring colored water on them.

The text above is taken from here. Please check the English for Everyone website to find more good reading!

Homework:
Read the text above and go to the link to find some questions. Please answer them all. You may also answer one of the questions below:
1. When is Holi celebrated? Why?
2. What do people do during the Holi festival?
3. Is there a holiday that you like very much? What holiday is it?

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