16 March, 2006

Hindus celebrate festival of colours

Hindus around the country yesterday celebrated the third day of Holi, the festival of colours. The festival is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. The three-day festival falls between February and March. During Holi, Hindus come out to the streets singing songs with their traditional musical instruments, and pouring red coloured water over each other to celebrate. The Minister for Multi-Ethnic Affairs says that the people should be proud that Fiji is a multiracial society where there is freedom to practice one's religion.

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