This week, revelers in India celebrated Holi, an ancient religious festival primarily observed in India and Nepal.
According to the Associated Press, the traditionally Hindu festival has been embraced by a variety of faiths.
“The streets and lanes across most of India have turned into a large playground where people of all faiths throw colored powder and water at each other,” the AP wrote.
Celebrations begin with a giant bonfire at night and continue the next day with a free-for-all frolic of colored powder and water fights in open streets, parks and outside temples.
Occurring at the approach of the vernal equinox, the festival heralds the arrival of spring and marks the beginning of a new year to many Hindus.