Every year, people in India celebrate the start of spring with an explosion of color. Huge crowds toss brightly hued powders in all shades of the rainbow at each other as part of a Hindu religious festival called Holi. The event is associated with legends that celebrate the triumph of good over evil and brightness over darkness. Festivities kick off with religious rituals around bonfires the night before. Each of the dyed powders represents the rebirth of flowers and fruits.