Images from India’s Holi festival

The Associated Press

Published: March 27, 2013 06:14PM
Updated: May 31, 2013 11:38PM
A woman, drenched in colored water, cover s the face of a child as they ride a rickshaw past people celebrating Holi festival outside Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Hindus in India celebrated the festival of Holi on Wednesday by painting each other in bright colors, distributing sweets and squirting water at fellow festivalgoers. The holiday begins each year with a bonfire, followed the next day by paint throwing to celebrate the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil.