Festival An Explosion of Color at Holi 2014 The Daily Beast03.15.14Festival An Explosion of Color at Holi 2014 Happy Holi! Crowds gather in India to celebrate the 2014 Festival of Colors, welcoming the spring by dousing each other in a flurry of vibrant, multi-colored powders and dyes. The Daily Beast03.15.14 9:45 AM ETAhmad Masood/Reuters Every year, Hindu worshipers gather throughout India to celebrate Holi, a festival that that welcomes the oncoming spring with a flurry of color. Participants take to the streets, dousing each other in an array of multi-colored powder and dyes. Here, a Hindu priest throws colored powder at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Ahmad Masood/Reuters Colored beams of light shine down on revelers at the Bankey Bihari Temple. Adnan Abidi/Reuters A man covered in colored powder sings a hymn during "Lathmar Holi" in the village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis." Ahmad Masood/Reuters Devotees wait to be doused in colored powder in front of the Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters A crowd is sprayed by colored water during festival celebrations. Adnan Abidi/Reuters A Hindu woman is covered in red and yellow powder after participating in the Holi celebration in Nandgaon village. Ahmad Masood / Reuters A smiling woman welcomes the coming spring. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters The scene outside the Bankey Bihari Temple is awash in color as devotees crowd around waiting for priests to spray them with dyed powder. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters A colorful crowd celebrates outside the Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Ahmad Masood/Reuters A Hindu priest throws powder and garlands at the devotees in Vrindavan.