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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.
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