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In Pics: Bura na mano, Holi hai!

Last updated on: March 10, 2017 12:20 IST

People in different parts of the country have already started celebrating the festival of colours. What about you?

Holi, or Rang Panchami, falls on March 13. But looks like some people in India just couldn't wait for the festival to begin!

Scroll down to see some pre-Holi celebrations from, across India.

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IMAGE: A woman poses for a photograph during Holi celebrations in the town of Barsana in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Here the Holi celebrations begin at least a week in advance.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: Girls play with colours inside Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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IMAGE: Who is afraid of colours? At least this student of the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata isn't!
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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IMAGE: Widows take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure and that's why they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows in Vrindavan, who have been abandoned by their families, have begun celebrating the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: Women smear Holi colours on each other in Kolkata.
Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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IMAGE: A man poses with a water gun as he takes part in the Holi celebrations in Nandgaon village.
In the villages of Barsana and Nandgaon, locals celebrate Lathmaar Holi. Women dress in colourful clothes and thrash the men of the village. In their defense, men can only splash colours on women.
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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IMAGE: Women cover their faces during Holi celebrations in Barsana.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: Men blow coloured powder in Barsana.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: On the first day of Lathmaar Holi, villagers from Nandgaon come to Barsana to play Holi with the locals.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: Young boys enjoy themselves as they splash colours on each other.
Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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IMAGE: Girls run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Nandgaon.
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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IMAGE: Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi in Nandgaon.
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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IMAGE: Women get drenched with water. The women of Barsana start preparing for the Holi celebrations a month in advance.
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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IMAGE: A young boy from Nandgaon village, smeared with Holi colours looks into the camera.
Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Do you have interesting pics of Holi?

Send us your Holi pics and memories at getahead@rediff.co.in (subject: Holi Pics) and we will feature the best entries on Rediff.com.

Don't forget to mention your NAME, AGE and the place where you LIVE. And do include a little write-up of what is special about that Holi pic.