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Trinity College students celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours by throwing powdered paint all over each other in the front square.

Trinity College students celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours by throwing powdered paint all over each other in the front square.

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Trinity College students celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours by throwing powdered paint all over each other in the front square.

IT'S the world's most colourful festival -- but for a group of students it was also a good excuse to throw paint at each other without fear of being punished.

Students in Dublin's Trinity College yesterday coated each other in all the colours of the rainbow as part of the Hindu Holi festival.

The March celebration, also known as the festival of colours, was originally a spring festival of fertility and harvest but now also marks some Hindu legends.

Mainly practised in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, part of the ritual involves throwing coloured paint or powder at friends, relatives or passersby.

Irish Independent