The onset of spring is a cause of festivities across the world.
After our celebration of spring with Holi, we take a look at how the rest of the world celebrates.
Celebrating Weiberfastnacht or the Women's Carnival in Cologne, Germany, which marks the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag" or Rose Monday processions.
Photograph: Thilo Schmuelgen/Reuters.
A carnival reveller swings around a long wooden stick during the traditional folklore Narrensprung or fools jump procession on Rose Monday in the Black Forrest town of Rottweil in Germany.
Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/Reuters.
Bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak cross a bridge while performing a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring during carnival celebrations in Ituren, Spain.
Every area of Spain has its own carnival to bring in spring.
Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters.
A reveller kisses a skull as he parades at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters.
Spotted in Saint Mark's Square ahead of the Flight of Angel, part of the Venice Carnival, in Italy.
Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images.
The grandeur of the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia.
Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters.
Artists perform during the 134th Carnival parade in Nice, France.
Photograph: Jean-Pierre Amet/Reuters.
Revellers in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece celebrate the traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season with a colourful "flour war".
Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.