ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Hindu community across the World and in Pakistan are celebrating the ‘” festival of colors”— Holi with zeal and fervor.
The Holi celebrations signal the end of winter and the arrival of spring, with the official festival taking place from March 20-21. Revellers spray coloured powder and water at each other and dance as well as distribute sweets during the celebrations.
On this special day Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan wished a happy Holi to the Hindu community.
“Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi, the festival of colours,” the premier tweeted.
Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also extended greetings to the Hindu community.
“Happy Holi to all my Hindu brothers & sisters. On the happy occasion of Holi, let us spread the wonderful massage of peace and happiness,” he wrote on Twitter.
In Pakistan, the Hindu community celebrates the festival with a play of colours and also burns logs of wood to symbolise the victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja.
The Hindu community also throws colours blended in water, powdered colours and splash colour-filled balloons in what is also the first major festival of Hindus in the year.