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Holi festival colors Dupont to celebrate spring

Festival of colors included colored powder, performances and music
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Natalie Monga

The Ven at Embassy Row hosted multiple Holi festivities for D.C. residents March 24 in Dupont Circle. 

Holi is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the arrival of spring. Attendees of the event watched Bollywood dance performances by Studio Dhoom before participating in the tradition of throwing colored powder on one another. 

The streets were vibrant and full of life as vendors sold food and a DJ played Bollywood music. People – and dogs – of all ages enjoyed the cultural celebration. 

Dancers from Studio Dhoom performed to Bollywood music. (Natalie Monga)
Attendees threw colored powder at each other. (Natalie Monga)
A performer and a student from Studio Dhoom sat on the shoulders of other performers and danced to the music.
(Natalie Monga)
A dog got involved in the colorful celebration as well.
(Natalie Monga)
Three women posed for a picture, showing their purple covered hands. (Natalie Monga)
A young girl played with powder from the celebration on the ground. (Natalie Monga)
The street was covered with colors as the event ended. (Natalie Monga)
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